Mga Salitang Inuulit (New list)

I revised some of the content and added more words to my list of Filipino repeated words (mga salitang inuulit). I incorporated the changes put forth by the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino in their 2014 Ortograpiyang Pambansa. Some Filipino words are formed by repeating a root word or base word. The new word obtained from such repetition or duplication would have a meaning different from that of the base word. Examples of such words are araw-araw, sabi-sabi, punit-punit, and pantay-pantay. There are a few rules when repeating or duplicating Filipino words and these rules are included in the discussion. Several examples and their English definitions are provided for each rule. The PDF file below has six pages. Click on the link below, not the image, to open the file in another tab. Mga Salitang Inuulit (2016) This PDF file is for personal and classroom use only. You may print and…

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Si Pyramus at si Thisbe

In our English class during our freshman year in high school, we had the opportunity to study Edith Hamilton's book Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. I was inspired to translate one of the eight brief tales of lovers in that book. I chose the story of Pyramus and Thisbe because it reminded me of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (although Pyramus and Thisbe predated Romeo and Juliet); the story of forbidden love between lovers from feuding families. I was thinking that it would be a good reading exercise for high school students who are studying the ancient world (e.g., Babylon) in their Araling Panlipunan subject (I think this topic is studied by Grade 8 students). Although, the story is a reading exercise in Filipino. In the PDF file below, I've translated Edith Hamilton's English version of Pyramus and Thisbe by Ovid and I've also included some dialogue from Thomas…

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Mga Uri ng Pang-uri

One of the readers of my blog requested for more worksheets for students in Grades 7 and 8. The topic I chose for this blog post is on the different types of Filipino adjectives (mga uri ng pang-uri). This topic also appears in some Grade 6 Filipino textbooks. Adjectives or adjective phrases are used to describe nouns (pangngalan) or pronouns (panghalip) in a sentence. An adverb (pang-abay) describes or modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. If the word describes a verb, then it is not an adjective; it is an adverb. To make sure that a word is used as an adjective or adverb, it is useful to first identify the word in the sentence that it is describing. The first PDF file below discusses the three main types of Filipino adjectives which are pang-uring panlarawan (descriptive adjective), pang-uring pantangi (proper adjective), and pang-uring pamilang (numeral adjective). There…

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