Philippine Languages

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n. the sound or echo of speech that is not heard distinctly. Matmaturog da ngata ta awan ti anabaab...

adj. /NA-/ sour, tart, acidic; not sweet. v. /-UM-/.

see under AYAM.

n. fruit, vegetable or leaves used in making a dish sour.

n. 1. day, daylight, daytime. 2. day of reckoning. Addanto met la aldaw mo. You will have your day...

adj. /(NA-)/ narrow, of little breadth. --ant. AKABA, LAWA.

see under ASAWA.

see under ASIDEG.

n. windpipe, region of the windpipe.

adj. asthmatic. --syn. ANGKITEN.

Latest Articles and Blogs

Dandansoy - Visayan Song

Posted in Folk Songs, Ilonggo on Feb 18, 2017

This is a Visayan song in Ilonggo dialect. Dadansoy, the song title, is the name of the boy who was bidded farewell by the singer.

Matud Nila - Pilita Corales

Posted in Cebuano, Folk Songs on Feb 17, 2017

Matud nila ako dili angay. Nga magmamanggad sa imong gugma, Matud nila ikaw dili malipay.

Magtanim ay Di Biro

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Magtanim ay di biro. Maghapong nakayuko. Di man lang makaupo.

Bahay Kubo

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Bahay kubo, kahit munti Ang halaman doon ay sari-sari. Singkamas at talong, sigarilyas at mani Sitaw, bataw, patani.

Leron, Leron, Sinta

Posted in Folk Songs, Tagalog on Feb 17, 2017

Leron, Leron, sinta. Buko ng papaya. Dala dala’y buslo. Sisidlan ng sinta

Word Learning

A sort of tunic or mantle formerly worn for protection from the weather. When worn over the armor it was commonly emblazoned with the arms of the wearer, and from this the name was given to the garment adopted for heralds.