Cebuano Dialect

Topics: Visayas, Cebu, Cebuano language Pages: 2 (573 words) Published: March 22, 2013
The Cebuano language is widely spoken in the Philippines. It is the primary language of approximately 15 million people living in the central part of the country. The Cebuano people have been using a single dialect but with different accent, pronunciation, meaning, and the way they deliver it. Cebuano is the language spoken in the provinces of Cebu, Negros Oriental, Bohol, Southern Leyte and Southern Masbate. The purpose of this study is to distinguish the variations and difference of our own Cebuano Dialect. Before the Spaniards and other Europeans came to the Visayas, there was no word or place called Cebu and no language was called Cebuano. There was a town named Sugbo and the Spaniards hispanized the name into Cebu and Cebuano to refer to the people and language spoken in Sugbo and adjacent areas has one dialect and that is Cebuano-Bisaya. Yet, we come into a point that the Language itself varies in different ways from grammar, pronunciation and its word meaning.

Place: Aloguinsan, Cebu. (Southern Part of Cebu City)
2 young adults
Name:Saniel Gagarani age:19 years old Occupation: Farmer Pila naman ka years nag uma?
Answer: Tagutlo na ka tuig ang milabay.
Tagpila diay ang sako sa Humay?
Answer: Tagpira? Tag Otso sintos ang sako sa wala pa gi galling. Name: Alferdo DumaguitAge: 17 years oldOccupation: Uneducated/Bystanders Ngano wala man ka ni tiwas pag skuela?
Kay apiki man mi sa kwarta.
Na paka plano mu balik pag skuela?
Naa pa, pero nag agad pa ko nga mahusay mi.
2 elderly
Name: Paterno MahinayAge:32years old Occupation: Farmer
Dugay namo nag puyo dri dapita?
Answer: Oo, na libud na namo ang tibuok South og diri rami napahimutang. Kanus-a man mo nakabalik sa syudad?
Answer: Makadto ako Cebu hagbay na mga napulo na ka tuig milabay. Name: Agustino Campana Age: 52years old Occupation:...
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