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View Poll Results: What languages do you speak?
Cebuano 60 32.97%
Tagalog 133 73.08%
Ilocano 14 7.69%
Hiligaynon (Ilongo) 24 13.19%
Bicolano 12 6.59%
Waray 8 4.40%
Pampango 9 4.95%
Pangasinense 8 4.40%
Chavacano 6 3.30%
English 139 76.37%
Spanish 50 27.47%
Arabic 3 1.65%
Chinese 21 11.54%
Other Philippine languages 12 6.59%
Other languages 39 21.43%
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Old August 13th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #1
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Old August 13th, 2005, 02:42 AM   #2
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i speak TAMIL and ENGLISH
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Old August 13th, 2005, 02:52 AM   #3
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oh, sorry. i was asking fellow filipinos.. i thought i was in philippine forum? (new in the forum)

thanks for answering tho.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 03:11 AM   #4
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Cebuano-first language
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Old August 13th, 2005, 03:18 AM   #5
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What's the difference between dialects and languages. I thought Cebuano is a dialect and English is a language.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 03:23 AM   #6
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What's the difference between dialects and languages. I thought Cebuano is a dialect and English is a language.


English is the language, Aussie/British/American are its dialects.

Tagalog is the language, Taal/Bulakenyo/Manila are its dialects.

Cebuano is the language, Boholano/Surigaonon/Mindanao Visayan are its dialects.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 03:28 AM   #7
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but of course, they're teaching us in schools that all Philippine languages (Cebuano, Ilocano, etc) are Dialects and TAGALOG (Filipino) is the language.. Because Tagalog is taking the national language role.

But Ilocano and Tagalog, Cebuano and Pampango are very different, that a speaker of one wont be able to speak/understand the other.. therefore they are Languages on their own. A Bulakenyo would understand a Batanguenyo (the same way an American could understand/talk to British) but there are differences, SLIGHT differences. (slang, accent, etc) we call them dialects/variants.
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Thanks for enlightening me.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:37 AM   #9
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Tagalog, English and a foreign language: French. Though I find it really interesting that we still have very lively dialects across the country.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 04:40 AM   #10
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My first dialect was Ilonggo ( Malaybalay ).
Then I learned Tagalog after spending one summer in Singgalong, Manila.
I learned Visaya in Davao.
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Cebuano, Tagalog & English or combination of the three.
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Quote:
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oh, sorry. i was asking fellow filipinos.. i thought i was in philippine forum? (new in the forum)

thanks for answering tho.

LOL...
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:34 AM   #13
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tagalog, ingles at taglish
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:45 AM   #14
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Old August 13th, 2005, 06:46 AM   #15
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Tagalog, English, Mandarin, and Fookien
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Ilocano, English, and Other Languages.
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Old August 13th, 2005, 07:30 AM   #17
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English and I can speak tagalog a little and cebuano a little
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@ Fhoy - a little tagalog, huh. I wonder how your tagalog sounds like, you said before that it sounds funny. haha, I still can't imagine.
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english, tagalog, cebuano....
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