Are you using your hometown Dialect at home?

@dong1970 (1573)
Philippines
September 17, 2008 8:28pm CST
We have so many dialects in our country.I'm now in The Metro and using Tagalog when talking to other people,At home i'm trying to teach my children of my hometown dialect.They are laughing every time i am teaching them and they don't understand what i'm saying.Are you teaching or using your dialect at home?
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14 responses
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
we just use filipino. for me and my husband was raised here in manila.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Uhhmmm, we speak the Filipino language at home, though as a Dabawenyo, we do have our own "Bisaya" version which is somewhat different (in tone, and in some words) from other "Bisaya". I guess I grew up in a Filipino-talking community and family that even if I stayed in Cebu for 2 years and in Cagayan for almost a year now, I'm still talking in Filipino (yeah, Tagalog). Hmmm.. my native tongue maybe...
• Canada
18 Sep 08
Yes I use my hometown dialect at home. I think it's really important that I speak it just so I don't gradually lost that language due to disuse. When I'm with my friends, I generelly use English which is why after living on campus and returning home, I realize that my first-language has deteriorated by quite a bit.
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• Philippines
18 Sep 08
yes, I am using my dialect at home. Fortunately, I grow up from another town which has the same dialect from where I am now so, there is no need of teaching my kids. We spoke the same language. We speak Cebuan. But in school the kids are oblige to speak Tagalog or English but not hard for them the Tagalog language because they are always in front of the TV where the programs are in Tagalog version.
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
We are from Laguna so Tagalog is the dialect. But my mother is from Pampanga and I also speak a little of that. Sometimes my son would request me talk in Kapampangan and we would all laugh at some words we can't even pronounce well. I ask my son to learn this dialect as much as possible so that when we visit our relatives in Pampanga he knows what the people around are talking about.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Hi Maam, Kapampangan are good cook,i guess you are a good cook maam
@salonga (27957)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Your guess is right! Ha!ha!ha! (yabang!) That is what my husband said and my son as well!
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Someday i can go to your place to taste the dish that you are cooking....(LOL)
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
21 Sep 08
At this time my daughter still do not understand which is the first language that she has to learn for I am the father is Arabic and English in which the Mother is also a Visayan and the dialect is using Bisaya and Tagalog for National language and English as well.......so i guess my Daughter would mixes of Language to learn in one time and in the house we used English and mixed Arabic and Tagalog....
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• Japan
20 Sep 08
My husband and I were born and grew up in Manila, so we are using Tagalog language. We also use the English language, but it depends on the person we are talking to, and depends on the situation.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
I use Tagalog at home. My husband is a Kapampangan, but knows Visayan and Tagalog. Have a nice day!
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@ace_ivann (326)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
Hi dong! I speak several dialects. My mom is an Ilongga that is why I know how to speak Ilonggo. My dad speaks Boholano and Davaoenyo. However, I don't know how to speak these two dialects. I can just understand a bit. At home, we usually use Cebuano, Tagalog and English as our medium of communication.
@modstar (9610)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
We're using tagalog as our main dialect at home though we can speak Chavacano since we're from Zamboanga City. My dad is Bicolano and he speaks to us in tagalog since we didn't grow up to be familiar with Bicolano dialect. When we were kids mom usually talk in Chavacano when she's angry. Maybe she sounds a lot scarier and stricter when she speaks that way.
@mommyfied (243)
19 Sep 08
i use our dialect (bicol) when talking to my daughter's yaya, Tagalog when talking to my hubby and daughter. English and Tagalog for my daughter.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
Hello there friend! I am from Nueva Ecija and we only know tagalog but I want to learn Ilokano and kapampangan as we love going to the North and knowing their language would really help us in bargaining items there
@kissie34 (2296)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
Yes, I'm using my hometown dialect at home.. My hometown place is in Mindanao.. Actually, we have many languages speaking at home and one that we used everyday is Tausug.. Well, we are not muslim but since we grow up in the Muslim places then my parents used to it speaking that language until it become our dialect at home.. I'm staying now in Metro Manila, so tagalog is the dialect used in here.. When I'm at home I used to talked with my niece tagalog since that's what she used to talked but she can understand other dialect since she grow up in our hometown.. But when I spoke to my sister and if ever I call my parents we used to talked tausug.. Learning many languages are fun because it really helps me to communicate other people..
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
We don't usually use our regional dialect at home (current home), if I visit my parents or some other kababayan, we do use it but only if we are in our common friends...