Akeanon (also Aklanon) is a language spoken in the Philippines, especially in in Aklan province in the North west of the island of Panay. Recently given a degree of autonomy, thanks to international tourism to Boracay, this middle income province is now one of the nicest regions with good roads (complete with traffic signs and road markings!) and a developing infrastructure.
Aklanon is unique among Philippine languages since it posseses the digraph ea ("l" pronounced with rolling "r" sound). According to legend, the digraph originated from the first ruler of
Aklan, Datu Bangkaya, who had a short tongue and therefore could not pronounce the "l" sound.
[ edit] Pronunciation guide
[ edit] Vowels
[ edit] Consonants
[ edit] Common diphthongs
[ edit] Phrase list
phrases in this phrasebook still need to be translated. If you know anything about this language, you can help by plunging forward and translating a phrase.
[ edit] Basics
What? Alin OR Anu
Hello. . ( )
Hello. ( informal) . ( )
How are you? Kumusta?
Fine, thank you. Mayad man.
What is your name? ano ro imong pangaean? ( ?)
My name is ______ . ako hay si ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you. . ( )
Please. paki- . ( )
Thank you. Saeamat . ( )
You're welcome. . ( )
Yes. Ho-o . ( )
No. Indi. ( )
Excuse me. ( getting attention) . ( )
Excuse me. ( begging pardon) . ( )
I'm sorry. . pasensya
Goodbye . ( )
Goodbye ( informal) . babay
I can't speak name of language [well]. [ ]. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? Antigo ka mag hambaea it Ingles?
Is there someone here who speaks English? May una kinyo nga antigo mag hambae it Ingles?
Help! Buligi ako!
Good morning mad-ayad nga agahon.
Good evening mad-ayad nga gabi-i.
Good night matoeog eon ako
I don't understand Indi ko maeobtan
Where is the toilet? Siin ro casilyas?
[ edit] Problems
How do I go to the market? Paalin ako ka-agto sa tindahan?
Where can i buy (these/this)? Siin ako maka-bakae it (mga makara/makara)?
[ edit] Numbers
[ edit] Clock time
12am alas dose it aga-aga OR alas dose it gabi-i
1am ala una it aga-aga
130am ala una y medya it aga-aga
2am alas dos it aga-aga
230am - alas dos y medya it aga-aga
3am - alas tres it aga-aga
4am - alas cuatro it aga-aga
5am - alas sinco(ala sinco) it aga-aga
6am - alas sais(ala sais) it agahun
7am - alas siyete(ala siyete) it agahun
8am - alas otso it agahun
9am - alas nueve(noybe) it agahun
10am - alas diyes it agahun
11am - alas onse it agahun
12pm - alas dose it tru-adlaw
If it is early in the morning and the sun is not yet up, "aga-aga" is used; if the sun is up, consider "agahun". Same information of time frame in the afternoon, just replace "aga-aga or agahun" with "hapun".
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[ edit] Months
[ edit] Writing time and date
[ edit] Colors
Aklanons may prefer using English words such as green, blue, orange, brown, etc. They often use these with the word "kulay" before the word. Eg: kulay green, kulay blue, kulay orange, kulay brown, etc.
[ edit] Transportation
[ edit] Bus and train
[ edit] Directions
Turn left Liko sa waea
Turn right Liko sa tu-o
[ edit] Lodging
Where do you live? Si-in ka ga istar?
Where is that place? Si-in do lugar ngarun? OR Si-in dung lugara?
In the house Sa baeay.
Where is your house located? Si-in dampit ing baeay?
Where can I stay? Si-in ako puwede mag tinir?
Should I stay? Dapat baea nga mag tinir pa ako?
Where are you now? Si-in ka makarun?
How much? Tig pila? OR Tag pila?
How much is this? Tig pila ra?
How much are those? Tig pila rato ho?
I want to buy this/that/these. Gusto kong bak-eon raya/ruyon/ruyon tanan. (use "raya" if you are holding the item, use "ruyon" if you are pointing to the item, use "ruyon tanan" for plural form)
I do not want to buy this/that/these. Indi ako mag-bakae kara/karun/kara tanan.
This is (too) expensive! Ka-mahae man ra.
This is (too) cheap! Ka-barato man ra.
[ edit] Eating
Let us eat! Musyon ma-kaun ta!
Do you want to eat? Gusto mo mag-kaun?
What do you want to eat? Ano ing gusto nga kaunon?
How do we eat this? Pa-alin ra kan-un?
Do we eat this as well? Pati raya, ginakaun man?
I do not want to eat this! Uwa ako naila kan-un run!
I do not want to eat. Uwa ako naila mag kaun.
Have you eaten your breakfast/lunch/dinner? Nag-kaun ka eon it pamahaw/ilabas/ihapun?
Let us have some snacks. Musyon ma mahaw/meriyenda ta ah.
I am thirsty. Na tag-uhaw ako.
Can I have some water? Puwede ako kapangayo it tubi?
This is delicious! Manami/Kanami ta ra ah!
This is tasty! Malasa ta ra ah!
[ edit] Shopping
[ edit] Driving
[ edit] Authority