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Hiligaynon?

by bamboo_gypsy Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I appologise if this question does not seem on topic. Are there and books or dictionaries on the hiligaynon/ilonggo dialect? Also, is this a correct way to ask for marriage? Palangga ta gid ka. Pwede ta ka maging asawa?"

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by RoscoeGregg Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM

    I have absolutely no idea. But this is an awesome question. I now have to go look something up.

    Good Luck,

    Randy

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  • Re: Hiligaynon?

    by bamboo_gypsy Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Thanks! Also, how do you pronounce asawa (spouse) from aswang (witch)? is there any possibility that my pronunciation could slip.. and be asking her to be my witch?

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by asianbelle Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    The key to reading/speaking Tagalog or Pilipino is to pronounce the word the way it was written.

    For example: asawa: a-sa-wa
    aswang: as-wang

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by edwinic Online Now Aug 1, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    just be sure dont mix together...like my 'asawa' is 'aswang'...you might end up in hospital intensive care unit.

    asawa - ah-sah-wah

    aswang - ash-wahng (like tang or bang)

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by rkearns Online Now Aug 2, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    this is an AWESOME thread. there is a filipina chick i know on here. sfhulagirl. ask her. maybe she knows. hahahahaha

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by kemisteryoso Online Now Aug 5, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    I saw some ilonggo dictionary at National Bookstore but very rare. Sorry about Hiligaynon though.

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    Re: Hiligaynon?

    by buenababe Online Now Nov 16, 2010 at 7:00 AM

    yup there r dictionaries which are in english-hiligaynon.. my brother got one (he's a theater director)... i duno if they sell that in national bookstore.. when u say hiligaynon, it is the dialect here in bacolod... and ilonggo is the dialect in iloilo.. but they are more likely the same... maybe u can say: "palangga ta gd ka. pwede ta ka MANGIN asawa?"

    P.S. i am from bacolod and has lived in iloilo for 4 years. feel free to ask if u want some translation. =)

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  • Re: Hiligaynon?

    by jenrodz Online Now Nov 23, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    sorry, I can't stop laughing... hahaha

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