Sunday, September 20, 2009

Conversational Ilonggo: Gender

(Click here for pronunciation guide.)

Because of the Spanish influence in our culture, the Ilonggo or Hiligaynon dialect have adopted some words with Spanish origin and gender, the female ending in “A”, and the male ending in “o”.

For example: salesperson or vendor

tindera (tin-DE-ra) – saleslady

tindero (tin-DE-ro) – salesman

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