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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Simple Logic: Gloria Diaz on Cebuana Can Hardly Speak English

I think I just have to correct Gloria Diaz on her statement, "Kasi when you think about a Cebuana can hardly speak English and of course Tagalog.  Maybe she should answer in Bisaya."


Bisaya pertains to the people living in Visayas.  That is why I am proud to be a BISDAK (Bisayang Dako).  Cebuano language is widely used in Visayas and Mindanao.  There are lots of Visayan languages: Cebuano, Waray, Hiligaynon, and to name a few.


You can also see that there's redundancy on the process.  Who are these people living in the Visayas?


Cebuano(a) = Ilonggo(a) = Waray = Boholano(a) = BISAYA

I conclude that Bisaya pertains the people living in the Visayas that includes the Cebuanos (Cebu), Ilonggo (Iloilo), Boholanos (Bohol), Waray (Samar and Leyte) and among Visayas region.

If you speak in Tagalog, what comes up to mind of some people is that you are from Manila because it's in the center of Luzon but the fact is either you live in Batangas, Pampanga or Pangasinan.  Tagalog is widely used in Luzon.

If you speak in Cebuano, what comes up to mind is you are from Cebu because it is the Queen City of the South but in fact either you are living in Davao, Siquijor, Bohol, or General Santos.  Cebuano is widely used in Visayas and Mindanao.

The Philippines has different languages and you can check this out in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_Philippines

What if Miss Venus Raj is not a Bicolana but a Cebuana?

Let me take the statement of Gloria Diaz and put some corrections:

"Kasi when you think about a Cebuana can hardly speak English and of course Tagalog.  Maybe she should answer in Cebuano."

Translate this to Tagalog:

"Kasi kung iisipin mo na ang Cebuana nahihirapan sa English at lalo na sa Tagalog, eh sagutin nalang niya sa Cebuano."

Interpretation:

When you think Venus Raj (a Cebuana) has difficulty in speaking English and of course Tagalog maybe she should answer in Cebuano.

This is really acceptable if Venus Raj is a Cebuana and has difficulty in English and Tagalog because she's a Bisaya and only speaks Cebuano.

Let's change Cebuana to Bicolana

"Kasi when you think about a Bicolana can hardly speak English and of course Tagalog.  Maybe she should answer in Bicolano."










Translate this to Tagalog:

"Kasi kung iisipin mo na ang Bicolana nahihirapan sa English at lalo na sa Tagalog, eh sagutin nalang niya sa Bicolano."

Interpretation: 

When you think Venus Raj (a Bicolana) has difficulty in speaking English and of course Tagalog maybe she should answer in Bicolano.

What do you think of Venus Raj? Is she a MAJOR, MAJOR DUMB because she doesn't know how to speak Tagalog?


The reason of some other Filipinos doesn't know how to speak English and Tagalog because of LACK OF EDUCATION.




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gloria is ignorant regarding bisaya, she does not know what bisaya really means.

BISAYA (Visayans) really means people originally from VISAYAS, who live in different parts of the VISAYAS Islands.

BISAYA people speak different BISAYA languages spoken in different parts of BISAYA Islands such as Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Aklanon, Capiznon, Kinaray-a, Bantoanon, Romblomanon, Cuyonon, Waray, Surigaonon, Butuanon, etc.

There are many BISAYA languages in VISAYAS or BISAYA islands.

The BISAYA Language Family are:

Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is the BISAYA language spoken in Bacolod, Iloilo, and Roxas.

Cebuano is the BISAYA language spoken most of Mindanao, Cebu, Dumaguete, and part of Samar.

Aklanon is the BISAYA language spoken in Aklan.

Capiznon is the BISAYA language spoken in Capiz.

Kinaray-a is the BISAYA language spoken in Antique.

Asi also known as Bantoanon, Calatravanhon, Odionganon, Sibalenhon, Simaranhon, is the BISAYA language spoken in Romblon.

Cuyononis is the BISAYA language spoken on the coast of Palawan and the Cuyo Islands in the Philippines.

Waray is the BISAYA language spoken in the provinces of Samar, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Leyte (eastern portion), and Biliran.

Surigaonon is the BISAYA language spoken in the province of Surigao del Norte, and some portion of Agusan del Norte especially those towns near the Mainit Lake. It is related to Butuanon and Tausug.

Anonymous said...

Bicolano is not even Bisaya ehheheee

Rox said...

definitely A VERY IGNORANT OLD LADY... tsk tsk tsk

Alvin said...

You have to accept that the superiority concept exists in this world. A janitor can't order Henry Sy to mop the whole SM Mall of Asia. We from Metro Manila should be advocating federalism and not you people from Cebu because your IRA is larger than your tax collection. We need federalism so that all of our tax collection would only be spent for our infrastructures but we aren't too greedy like you. We distribute our money contrary to what a Cebuano said that we suck Cebu's money to build our city. Metro Manila accounts 33% of the nation's GDP and by 2020 it will become the richest city in the ASEAN region.

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