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Akeanon phrasebook

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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.

Pronunciation guide[edit]

In all cases, words are pronounced as they are spelled. Aklanons combine words and might even use the shortcuts more often. For example instead of saying "Siin imo nga.." (Where is your..) one would say "Siin imong..." or "Siin ing.." or "Sin ing..." All three variations can be easily understood by native speakers. Another example would be saying "Akong..." or "Ang..." instead of "Akon nga..." (My...) or "Siing..." instead of "Siin nga..." (Where...). It is likely that shortcuts could further be combined with another word. "Siin ro imo nga..." (also Where is your...) becomes "Siin ro imong..." and could then become "Siin/Sin ring..."

Words are even shortened, especially if it is a short sentence. "Maeagko/Kaeagko ta a!" (It's big!) could be shortened to "Eagko ta a" or "Akon raya/daya" (This is mine) into "Akon ra/da".

Vowels[edit]

Consonants[edit]

Common diphthongs[edit]

Phrase list[edit]

Some 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.


Basics[edit]

Where? 
Si-in?
What? 
Alin or Anu/Ano?
How? 
Pa-alin ?
When 
San-o ; Hin-uno?
Hello. 
Hello; Hay (pronounced as in English "Hi")
Hello. (informal
Hay (as in English Hi)
How are you? 
Kumusta ka? Kumusta ka eon?
Fine, thank you. 
Mayad man, saeamat.
What is your name? 
Ano ro imong pangaean/ngaean? ; Ano ing pangaean/ngaean?
My name is ______ . 
Ro ako'ng ngaean hay ______ ; Ang pangaean/ngaean hay _____ ( _____ .)
I am John Doe 
" Ako ay si John Doe; Ako si John Doe;
Nice to meet you. 
Mayad nga nakilaea ko ikaw; Mayad nga nakilaea ta ( )
Please. 
paki-; pa . ( )
Thank you. 
Saeamat; Saeamat gid.
Thank you very much 
Saeamat nga abu. Abu'ng saeamat.
You're welcome. 
OK eang.
Yes. 
Ho-o .
No. 
Indi.
None
Owa ; Uwa
Excuse me. (getting attention
Pasensya anay. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Pasensya anay. ( )
I'm sorry. 
. pasensya
Goodbye 
. Bye
Goodbye (informal
. babay; Sige; Sige a
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
Indi ako ka-antigo maghambae it (language); Di ko tigo mag-(language).
Do you speak English? 
Antigo ka baea mag hambae it Ingles?; Antigo/Tigo ka mag-English?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
May una kinyo nga antigo mag hambae it Ingles?; May kantigo/antigo iya mag English?
Help!
Buligi ako!; Tabang!
Look out! 
Tan-awa!;Tan-aw!
Good morning
mad-ayad nga agahon. ; maayad-ayad nga agahon
Good evening
mad-ayad nga gabi-i. ; maayad-ayad nga gabi-i
Good night
matoeog eon ako
I don't understand
Indi ko maeobtan; Indi ako ka eubot
Where is the toilet? 
Siin ro casilyas?

Problems[edit]

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)?

Numbers[edit]

1- isaea 2- daywa 3- tatlo 4- ap-at 5- lima 6- an-om 7- pito 8- waeo 9- siyam 10- pueo

Time[edit]

Clock time[edit]

Morning:

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".

Duration[edit]

Days[edit]

monday 
lunes

tues- martes wed- mierkules thu- hueves fri- viernes sat- sabado sun- dominggo

Months[edit]

January- Enero February- Pebrero March- Marso April- Abril May- Mayo June- Hunyo July-Hulyo August- Agosto September- Septiembre October- Oktobre November- Nobyembre December- Disyembre

Writing time and date[edit]

Colors[edit]

white-puti, red- puea, green- berde, yellow- dueaw, black- itum, gray- abuhon,

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.

Transportation[edit]

Bus and train[edit]

Directions[edit]

Left 
waea
Right 
tu-o
Turn left 
Liko sa waea
Turn right 
Liko sa tu-o
Forward 
diretso

Taxi[edit]

Lodging[edit]

Where do you live? 
Si-in ka ga istar?
Where is that place? 
Si-in do lugar ngarun? OR Si-in dung lugara? ; Siin nga lugar run/dun?
In the house 
Sa baeay.
Where is your house located? 
Si-in dampit/dapit 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?

Money[edit]

Money 
Kwarta
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.
Expensive 
Mahae.
Cheap 
Barato.

Eating[edit]

Eat 
kaun
Eaten 
kinaun
Eating 
ga-kaun
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!

Bars[edit]

Shopping[edit]

Driving[edit]

Authority[edit]

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