HOw many dialects are there in the Philippines?
March 10, 2009 8:31am CST
hello there mga kapatid!! I was wondering if you could help me with this little bit of info. You could just indicate which town or province you"re from and tell us how many dialects you think there are spoken in your area. I am from sorsogon for instance. I know that when you travel a few kilometers south you'd be hearing a different dialect, a little further and you get another one. As far as I know we have about 3 or so versions of bicol sorsogon. HOw about yours?
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11 Mar 09
Here's a link about the dialects spoken in the Philippines and some explanation about the langauages: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=PH For me, I can speak fluently 5 dialects - Northern Benguet Kankanaey, La Union Kankanaey, Ilocano and Tagalog. I can also communicate fairly with Hiligaynon, Kinaray-a and Cebuano and can understand Akeanon and Tausog a little. How I wish I have learned Bicolano, Kapampangan and Pangasinense too so I can communicate to almost all of the people in the country.
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12 Mar 09
Well I can speak Ilocano, tagalog and japanese, others I can understand a little bit, and what is the connotation of the word Uragun , will you tell us being foreign to your language. I've been once to your place Sorsogon, Sorsogon but just two days and barely enough to know your place. Happy posting LOL.