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Akeanon phrasebook

From Isaan.Live

Akeanon (also Aklanon) is a language spoken in the Philippines, mainly in northern parts of Panay.

Aklanon is unique among Philippine languages since it possesses 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.

Akeanon tongue-twisters:

Ro anwang nagaeugaeog sa eugan-eugan. (The carabao is swimming in the mud.)

Ro kaeamay nagaeapuyot sa kaeaha. (The sugar stuck on the pan.)

Animals

Bird : pispis Carabao : anwang Dog : Ayam Cat : kuring

Food

Rice : humay Meat : suea

Akeanon Words

Crazy : kaumangon Gold : bueawan

Pronunciation guide

Vowels

Consonants

Common diphthongs

Phrase list

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

Hello. 
Hello. ( )
Hello. (informal
Hay. ( )
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. 
Kamayad nga nagkakilaea ta kita. ( )
Please. 
paki- . ( )
Thank you. 
Saeamat . ( )
You're welcome. 
Uwa ron. ( )
Yes. 
Ho-o . ( )
No. 
Bukon. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention
Paagi. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon
Pahuman nga. ( )
I'm sorry. 
Pasensyahe guid. ( )
Goodbye 
Mauna eot ang. ( )
Goodbye (informal
Mauna eon aq. ( )
I can't speak name of language [well]. 
[ ]Uwa aq kabaeo maghambae nga name of language it mayad. ( [ ])
Do you speak English? 
Antigo ka mag hambaea it Ingles?
Is there someone here who speaks English? 
May una ba ra nga kabaeo it maghambae it Ingles?
Help! 
Buligi ako!
Look out! 
Pagtan-awa! ( !)
Good morning. 
mad-ayad nga agahon . ( )
Good evening. 
mad-ayad nga gabi-i. ( )
Good night. 
mad-ayad nga ihapon. ( )
Good night (to sleep
pagkatueog eon. ( )
I don't understand. 
Indi ko maeobtan . ( )
Where is the toilet? 
Siin ro casilyas?

Problems

Numbers

1- isaea; 2- daywa; 3- tatlo; 4- ap-at; 5- lima; 6- an-om; 7- pito; 8- waeo; 9- siyam; 10- pueo; 11- pueo ag isaea; 12- pueo ag daywa; 13 - pueo ag tatlo; 20 - daywang pueo; 30 - tatlong pueo; 40 - ap-at ka pueo; 50 - limang ka pueo; 100- Isaea'ng gatos; 200 - daywa'ng gatos; 300 -tatlo'ng gatos; 400 - ap-at nga gatos; 500 - lima'ng gatos; 1000 - isaea'ng libo; 2000 - daywa'ng libo; 3000 - tatlo'ng libo

Time

Morning- Agahon; Noon - Udto ro adlao; Afternoon - Hapon; Evening - Gabi-i;

Clock time

1:00am ; 1:00pm - Ala-una it agahun; ala-una it hapun; 1:30 - ala-una y media; 2:00 - Alas dos; 3:00 - Alas tres; 4:00 - Alas cuatro; 5:00 - Alas cinco; 6:00 - Alas seis; 7: 00 - Alas siete; 8:00 - Alas ocho ; 9:00 - Alas nueve; 10:00 - Alas dies; 11:00 - Alas once; 12:00 - Alas doce;

Duration

Days

Monday - Lunes Tuesday - Martes Wednesday - Mierkules Thursday - Hueves Friday - Viernes Saturday - Sabado Sunday - 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, blue - azul; asul

Transportation

Bus and train

Directions

Taxi

Lodging

Money

Money - cuarta
I have no money - Owa ako it cuarta.
change - sinsillo;
ten cents - dies centimos or centavos
five cents - bakud

Eating

Breakfast: Pamahaw

Lunch: Ilabas

Dinner: Ihapon

Bars

Shopping in Akeanon phrasebook

Driving

Authority