Just wanted to say awesome work and "salamat" for doing this, guys. I've learned a few Tagalog words thanks to Nah-Nah and Dragonzair - stuff like "galing mo," "anong ginagawa mo," and "gusto kong kape "
It's a cool language
Lookin' forward to learning more.
LOL! (TNM - Tumatawa ng Malakas in Filipino ) Just when I thought nobody who is not a Filipino would reply here anytime soon, Gold Knight drops in here.
Maraming salamat sa pagdaan dito! (Thank you very much for passing by!) If you are interested in knowing what something translates to in Tagalog and Nah-nah & Dragonzair are unavailable at the moment, you could always post your questions here. There's got to be at least one of us Filipinos who are willing to answer your query.
So Nah-Nah and Dragozair taught you what's "Thank you", "You're good" (in terms of commenting an output), ""What are you doing?" and "I like/want coffee" (depending on the situation) respectively, among other stuff, in Tagalog. Not bad!
Shouldn't it be "Live long" instead of the other way around?
* A more literal way of saying "Maraming Salamat" (commonly translated as "Thank you very much") in English is "Thanks a lot" since marami means "many".
* "Mabuhay" may be translated to as "Cheers!" or "Salutations" (the greeting), so what okyatoks said can also mean "Cheers to all of you"
Alibata is an ancient writing system that was used in what is now the Philippines.
Although it was all but exstinguished by Western colonization, variants of it are still used in parts of Mindoro and Palawan,
and it is also increasingly used by Filipino youth as a way to express their identity.
Now okyatoks, I can't believe you even researched on Alibata! Here's a well-deserved ossu for all your effort *Give 1 Ossu!*
Saludo din ako kay (I also salute) clarity142 for starting this thread in the first place, even if it i's currently more of a convo thread
Hello dyan sa mga Pinoy sa MH! (Hello to the Filipinos in MH!)
There are also articles on other aspects of Philippine language usage such as specific ones on the other indigenous Philippine tongues, Englog (more popular known to us as Konyo English), and Philippine English (how English is used by Filipinos). If you have doubts on Wikipedia, you can always look for these in a search engine.
Salamat! At least you know something else other than Tagalog that is from the Philippines, even if it's a little bit. I don't understand the other languages we have because no one has taught me those nor have I tried learning them. Add the fact that my dad was from Bulacan (Tagalog na Tagalog!) and my mom grew up in Manila.
Hmm... convo threads in other languages is something we probably ought to look at ( just so you guys don't feel so tempted to turn these threads into convo threads which is perfectly understandable! )
Maybe you guys could just start a separate thread here in this forum where you could talk in your own native language without getting off-topic (teaching the language, etc.)? Something like the Tagalog Hang-Out Thread - I dunno though XD
Oh well, just a suggestion ( "aha, talaga, talaga..." )
Another thing Nah-Nah taught me was "ay nako kumain ka na ano ba yan" when I had gone for a day without something - XD I found that one amusing ^^
Anyway my pleasure to visit ( and congrats, Ayah, on the 100th post! *akap* )