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PostSubject: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:10 pm

Sinend lang din to sakin through email. Someone named Rex from Ateneo de Davao University daw ang sumulat nito.


GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!

How can one distinguish a Davaoeno from a Cebuano? Or from a Cagayanon?
Difficult? Easy. Davaoenos are one of the most unique people in the world. We can easily stand out if we are placed in a crowd of Filipinos from other parts of the country. And how, you say? Language.

Davao City, aptly called the melting pot of cultures, is home to many dialects. Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilonggo, Ilocano, Chavacano, Moslem, Bicolano. Name it, we'll speak it. If the Filipino language is a composition of all the dialects and
languages in the Philippines, you might as well say that the language we speak in Davao City is the real Filipino language, and not Tagalog.

However, since it is a hodgepodge of different tongues, it is sometimes funny to hear our language 'bastardizing', for lack of better word, the other dialects. Strangely, that distinguishes us from the rest. Try these.

In stating a fact, Manilenos say, 'Talagang mabait si Weng.' In Davao, we say. 'Mabait bitaw gyud si Weng'. Too assertive? One asks, 'Ano nga `yong
pangalan mo?'. In Davao we say, 'Ano gani `yong pangalan (or worst, ngalan) mo?'. When somebody commits a mistake or surprises someone, we
always never fail to say, 'Halaka!'. Duh.

We are fond of re-constructing the language.

There's the GI+ verb, such as,'Gisabi kasi ni Helen na mag-absent si Bernard bukas', or 'Ginanon ni Lalai si Belinda sa mukha'. You'll never find 'ginanon' in any dictionary, I swear to God!

There's the KA+ adjective, as in, 'Kaputi gyud ng mukha ni Yang-yang' or 'Kapayat gyud ni Jason ngayon.' The MAKA+ verb form, such as, 'Maka-
inis talaga si Albert, uy!' or 'Maka-uwi talaga ako ng matagal ngayon'. The NAG+ verb, as in,'Nagsabi kasi si Tita Prescy na pupunta daw tayo ng airport' or 'Hindi pa man siya nagdating, uy!'

Adding new words or new meanings to old words to the dictionary is one of our favorite past time.

NAKIN: 'Alam man nakin `yan ba!', 'Saan nakinkita nakita gani?'.
KU-AN: 'Ku-an daw ang gawin mo', 'Si ku-an kasi ano masyado'. (No
sense at all.)
ANO: 'Na-ano ka diyan, Bryan!', 'Ano man yan si Van, uy!'.
HA: 'Lake-ha na ng tiyan ni Lulu uy!', 'Gwapa-ha niya uy!'
BEH: 'Sige daw beh, dare!', 'Pakipasa daw ng ballpen ni Tzaris beh'.
KAY: 'Huwag na, Wowie, kay nandito naman si Norma', 'Umupo ka muna kay
nasa-CR pa si Elma.'

To express disgust over someone, we utter, 'Gago kaba diay para maniwala sa kanya', or 'Ano man yan siya uy!', or 'Maka-inis man yan siya, uy!', or
when pestered when doing something, you'd quip,'Huwag lagi ba!'

On the other hand, when we praise somebody's extra special deed or talent, our Davaoeno tongue slips words like,'Kuyaw lagi `yan siya!', 'Galenga niya uy!', 'Ayusa niya uy!', 'Kuyawa ni Orly uy!' or 'Hindi ako makatu-o sa ginawa niya!' . Hay, makatawa talaga. Ooops!

There are just so too many words to mention. Just check out the words you spew everyday.

Sometimes you just laugh at yourself when you realize that you've just said those very words.! No matter how long you stay in Manila or in the States, the moment you're back to Davao, your tongue feels as at home as you do.

Language is the very soul of every being. You just can't do anything about it. Or as how we say it,'Anohin man natin yan?'

ASTIGIDIG!!!! DAVAO ROCKS!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:32 pm

Ahhh.. Rex is my personal friend. Smile Send my regards to him !
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PostSubject: Re: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:36 pm

At teka... hindi naman talaga taga davao yang si reX! taga Luzon man yan! Oooops
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PostSubject: Re: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:53 am

oo nga noh... ilocanong ilocano kaya si rex.. hehe at may punto pa cia... sabagay malapit na ciang magthree years sa Davao...
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PostSubject: Re: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:28 pm

I'm not sure kung si Rex Batay-ag (Tama ba?) na dating LA LB ang Rex na to.


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PostSubject: Re: GALENGA TALAGA NIYA GYUD, UY!   Thu Jun 05, 2008 6:29 pm

Posible din kasi diba he's currently a law student sa ADDU ngayon?
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