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Bicolano Literary Works and Linguistics

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Wikipedia just cited that Bikol is one of the most diverse language in the world. From town to town to a city, a different dialect is being spoken. If you have just stopped by at Matnog, Sorsogon, the dialect being spoken is mixed Sorsoganon - Waray. Travel north to Sorsogon city and you'll hear pure Sorsoganon. Travel further to reach Daraga, another dialect is spoken there. Just 5 kilometers to the east, in Legazpi city, you'd notice that there's a transition in the people's native tongue. Further north, in Tabaco, people sound somewhat different once again. In southern Camarines Sur, in Iriga city, they have this dialect they call as 'Rinconada.' Further north to Naga city, you'll actually hear the Bikol central dialect. 100 kilometers to the north, in Daet, Camarines Norte, you'd learn that some folks are now speaking in Tagalog. Exit yourself at Sta. Elena, pure Tagalog is now being used w/ some Bikol intonation. Travel back to Bikol, in Masbate, you'd discover that the dialect they use is very close to Bisaya with mixture of Ilonggo and Cebuano. Traverse around the coasts of Sorsogon, Albay and Camarines Sur while visitting Catanduanes would make you hear another Bikol dialect.

To point out the differences in Bikol Daraga and Bikol Legazpi, here is a list of their differences:

English = Bicol Daraga = Bicol Legazpi

one = usad = saro
two = duwa = duwa
three = tulo = tolo
four = upat = apat
five = lima = lima
six = unom = anom
seven = pito = pito
eight = walo = walo
nine = syam = syam
ten = sampolo = sampulo

morning = bwas = aga
noon = mudto = ugto
afternoon = apon = hapon
night = ga'bi = bang-gi
tomorrow = kidamlag = sa aga
later = dyan-dyan or adyan = taod-taod
yesterday morning = kahapon = kasu aga
yesterday afternoon = kahapon = kasu hapon
yesterday night = ka-ga'bi = kasu bang-gi
last week = kang usad na semana = kasu nakaaging semana
day = aldaw? = aldaw

This thread is intended for us Bikolanos to talk about our dialects... I think this will be really fun... heheh... How versed are we? What are the deep Bikolano terms you know of? Let's discuss it here!
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Have you all heard about Miraya Bikol? That's another dialect. where is it spoken???
Mostly in the Third District of Albay, including Daraga I guess. :) I think the dialects of Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Pio Duran, and Jovellar, are akin to each other. Ligao and the rest of the 3rd dist. are quite different. Amo?

Lang-konswelo yadtong pinost mo, mond. :eek:kay: :lol:

malutô, umày, umòy, umùy, lutô :lol:
there are already stories of incidents where people from other places went to the market and asked for "sili" and not just ordinary "sili". it's the "malaking sili" (bell pepper) and imagine how they describe a "malaking sili". it's the BIG, RED, FAT and sometimes LONG or "Matulis" at the tip. think about what would be the first image that would register in the mind of naughty people in the market.
Bicolanos (at least those speaking standard Bicol) looking for chili would ask for 'ladâ' not 'sili' :lol:
^ cool. in Bicol harang refers to spiciness/piquancy or hotness of pepper. hehe. inter-related lang talaga languages natin :eek:kay:
pure bikol pa din ba sa daet and camarines norte o may halo nang tagalog?

Where did you go? To the market. Were you there a long time? No, just one hour.

Naga, Tabaco and Legazpi Cities (”Standard Bikol”)
Nagsa'ín ka? Sa sa'ód. Halóy ka dumán? Da'í, saróng oras saná.

Virac, Catanduanes
Nanga'ín ka? Sa sa'ód. Awát ka dumán? Da'í, sawong oras lang.

Pandan, Catanduanes
Nagpasi'ín ka? Sa sa'ód. Huráy ka do'ón? Ma'í, sadóng oras saná.

Gubat, Sorsogon
Nagkarín ka? Sa plasa. Awát ka didtó? Dirí' saró' ka oras hamok.

Sorsogon City
Nagka'ín ka? Sa sa'ód. Awát ka didtó? La'ín, isád na oras lang.

Ticao (Masbate)
Nagka'ín ka? Sa palengke. Dúgay ka didtó? Dili', usád na oras lang.

Ligao City
Napasa'ín ka? Sa sa'rán. Eléy ka idtó? Idí', núsad a oras saná.

Libon, Albay
Napáarin iká? Sa saod. Ubán ka adtó? De', usád na oras saná.

Oas, Albay
Nagsaín iká? Sa sed. Eléy ka idtó? Di', sad na oras lang.

Iriga City (Rinconada)
Napasári iká? Sa sa'rán. Naebán iká sadtó? Dirí', esád na oras saná.

Buhi, Camarines Sur
Napasá'ri ká? Sa sa'rán. Naegéy ka adtó? Indí', esád a oras saná.
The Bicol language is so rich and diverse!

How about Daraga? Tama barang yadi?

Nagsa'din ká? Ulay ka didtó? Indí, 'sad na oras saná.
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