Akeanon phrasebook

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Akeanon (also Aklanon) is a language spoken in the Philippines.

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

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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Basics

Hello. 
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Hello. (informal
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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. 
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Please. 
paki- . ( )
Thank you. 
Saeamat . ( )
You're welcome. 
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Yes. 
Ho-o . ( )
No. 
Indi. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
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Excuse me. (begging pardon
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I'm sorry. 
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Goodbye 
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Goodbye (informal
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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? 
Help! 
Buligi ako!
Look out! 
 ! ( !)
Good morning. 
mad-ayad nga agahon . ( )
Good evening. 
mad-ayad nga gabi-i. ( )
Good night. 
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Good night (to sleep
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I don't understand. 
Indi ko maeobtan . ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Siin ro casilyas?

Problems

Numbers

1- uno 2- dos 3- tres 4- kwatro

Time

Clock time

Duration

Days

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

=Months

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

Colors

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

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Eating

Bars

Shopping

Driving

Authority

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