Bisaya and Ilocano, beginning to learn. Which is much easier to learn???

@deodavid (4150)
Philippines
December 10, 2011 12:29am CST
Both of my families have different dialects, on my mother side it is ilocano and on my Dad's side it is bisaya. And of course our staple language is tagalog we had never spoken in there respective dialects so me and my siblings never learned how to speak the language. But since Im already coming to age ive wondered if i can still learn our dialect, Ive already learned some ilocano but only for the eating and day time words but nothing really conversational material. So i hope some here would give me any suggestions on which would be much easier to learn, Ilocano or Bisaya???
5 responses
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Mas sayon tun-an ang Bisaya.It is easier in Bisaya.It has more similarity to Tagalog.There are few words or terms that are exactly the same with Tagalog.I am a Muslim and I can speak Bisaya fluently.Try me, hehhe.
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Yeah it true, i am a tagala born in Luzon but work in southern part of the Philippines when i was early 20's. it is easier to learn Visaya dialect for me rather than ilocano, which was native in different parts of my province. later i will try also ilocano hope i could learn fast.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Hello mmgonzales, it is good hear that you're a Luzonian and yet you appreciate a Visayan lang, later you might get interested with some Mindanaon's dialect like ours as Tausog, Maguindanaon, Samalnon and more.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
mmgonzales and zearah i'll use your words as inspiration in my dream to learn my parents native dialects, and that visaya is so much easier to learn i'll try to update here guys on my progress I already do have a lot on my plate because i feel like i am getting old and need to have changes in my life. Language is only a part of the things i Promised to change here with mylot friends and one more is my weight and relarionship with my gal I hope next year is a perfect year for change and growing up because i need it na terribly thanks guys for commenting on my journey to my language journey and i hope i can still interest you here in mylot as i progress. yngats...
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
i don't know about ilocano... i speak visaya as my native language... the funny thing is i was having trouble reading visayan writings... even when i was in college i still struggles with it... but now thank God i can read it fluently with some little problem with my accent... people says they don't believe me when i say i'm visaya and from cebu... i speak better in english... yeah my visaya sucks sometimes... jumbled. i speak four local languages that would be viysa, filipino, waray, and just learn hiligaynon or ilongo... and english... i am also trying french but then i think that i will just back out...
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
wow that is a lot of dialects to learn, good thing you don't jumble them when you speak with other people in dialect, anyway i would like to be a multilingual kinda person if by this year i become even sub-par in speaking the two dialects i'll try to learn some mandarin I'll try to enroll in a Chinese language school. Because I know that someday chinese might be something handy in the future.
• Philippines
13 Dec 11
nope i don't really jumble them from the other... it just needs time before it sinks in that yeah i need to speak visaya... ohhh now its hiligaynon... ohhh tagalog ulit... there was one time that i was texting people in manila and people in cebu that i end up using tagalog to everyone... ohhpppsssyyy i forgot visaya are the other half of the people i am texting... the cebuanos are like what the F**ck did you just drop off from the plane from manila... i was like saying sorry guys i was texting you and the others from manila... so i didn't have time to adjust from one dialect to another... they didn't give me time to do so... so i was off the hock but to think about it the ceduanos understand tagalog i just hate that they made a huge deal about it... well good thing that i din't speak english the whole time when i was explaining it to them... like i said i speak better if it's in english and i can express more... yeah if i did that i would be like isolated again... they hate people that don't abide with the golden rule... a true pinoy is hard core to its language... but i don't give a dame on language as long as people can communicate with me with that language i'm good to go.
@Queen_11 (308)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
I have no idea which one is easier but I think that you need to begin in learning Bisaya. You already know Tagalog so you are already somehow connected to the people of Luzon. Learning Bisaya will now connect you to Visayas and Mindanao. I would love to learn those dialects but my project for now is to learn Bikolano, my mother's dialect. I think I will somehow give her additional pride when I learn her native tongue. All the best with your learning :)
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
That was the one thing that came into mind, when i had the though of wanting to learn my parents dialects, if they knew that i worked hard in learning there language and becoming somehow fluent in it, I believe that in there own way would be proud of me in wanting to even just learn.
@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
I don't know much about those dialects as I speak purely Tagalog. I've been exposed with Visayan dialect before when I have friends from Cebu and Leyte. Other friends speaks Kapampangan 'though they also know Tagalog and Bisaya. SO when they all start talking, I would just be watching the TV. I have no clue they were already talking about me and asking me if I understood what they're saying Sometimes they translate it to me, and teach me some words. But I didn't really learned much of it
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
Hey, yeah say here. If my parents and some relatives are together or someone in the same dialect comes to our small cantina, my mom parents would talk to those people in there native tongues, I would just look at them silly and yupp they also try to do what your friends did. Teach me how to talky, but i only caught few of the words so now i'll strive to learn and I hope it would be fruitful.
@JER616 (551)
• Philippines
10 Dec 11
Of the two, I think Biyasa is easier to learn than the other. Bro. Eli is a living proof of such fact.
@deodavid (4150)
• Philippines
11 Dec 11
Wow I didn't see that one coming but anyway i'll heed your advice and try bisaya first since most of the people I surveyed suggested that I learn bisaya first, so yupp bisaya first and ilocano later, and shalom to you my friend.