Kasarian ng mga Pangngalan

A couple of years ago I posted a list of common nouns and categorized them according to gender. Upon reviewing that list, I realized that some entries were incorrect for reasons which I will explain in this post. I have revised that list, added more entries, and categorized quite a lot of them. The link to the revised list (a PDF file) is provided below. A Filipino noun (pangngalan) may be categorized according the natural gender (male or female/lalaki o babae), the uncertainty of gender (male or female), or the lack of gender (nouns for nonliving things or concepts) of the person, animal, object, or idea the noun is pertaining to. A Filipino noun may be classified as having one of the four genders: masculine gender (panlalaki), feminine gender (pambabae), common gender (pambalaki o di-tiyak), or neuter gender (walang kasarian). Nouns with masculine gender are used for male persons and animals…

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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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Mga Halaman sa Awit na “Bahay Kubo” Word Search

Below is a PDF file with two word search puzzles in Filipino. The word list for both puzzles are the 18 names of plants mentioned in the song "Bahay Kubo." The first word search puzzle has either horizontal (left to right/pahalang) or vertical (up to down/pababa) words. The second puzzle has horizontal, vertical, and diagonal (slanting downward/pahilis) words. There are no words spelled in reverse. The answer key follows each puzzle. The puzzles are for personal and classroom use only. You may print and distribute these to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit or use these for any commercial purpose. You also may not upload this PDF file or any part of it in any other website such as (but not limited to) Scribd or SlideShare, or cloud storage sites such as (but not limited to) Google Drive or Dropbox. Click on the link…

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Ito Ako! (All About Me)

I wanted to make a Filipino version of an "All About Me" information sheet which a child could fill up with information about himself or herself during the first day of school. The Filipino phrase "Tungkol Sa Akin" (Filipino translation of "about me") sounded awkward. My husband and daughter thought that the title "Ito Ako!" ("This Is Me!") sounded better. The PDF file below is the "Ito Ako!" information sheet. The child can write the following information about himself or herself: Pangalan (Name) Kaarawan (Birthday) Edad (Age) Tirahan (Address) Telepono (Telephone number) Mga Paborito Ko (pagkain, laruan, lugar, palabas o sine) : The child writes down his or her favorite food, toy, place, and show or movie. Ang Pamilya Ko (My Family) : The child can draw his or her family in the space provided. Mga Libangan Ko (My Hobbies) : The child draws or lists his or her hobbies…

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Syllabication of Filipino Words

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Syllabication of Filipino Words

SYLLABICATION OF FILIPINO WORDS

A syllable is one unit of sound that forms the whole or part of a word. In Filipino, a syllable is called pantig and the syllabication of a word is called pagpapantig. When syllabicating words, syllables are separated by a middle dot called the interpunct (•) which is also called the interpoint, middot, or centered dot.

Syllable Forms
A syllable may be comprised of one vowel alone but a consonant needs a vowel to make a syllable. Syllables with two or more letters can have only one vowel. However, a syllable can have one or more consonants. The Filipino word for vowel is patinig (symbol: P) and the word for consonant is katinig (symbol: K).

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