Huwebes, Oktubre 11, 2012

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An easy way for English speakers to learn the Pangasinan language.

Pangasinan is spoken in the Philippines by about three million people and another few million around the world. Of the estimated one million Filipinos in the US, immigrants of Pangasinense descent rank second in population. Learn Pangasinan is a great tool to bridge Fil-Ams hoping to find their ancestral roots or visit Pangasinense relatives, or for anyone interested to discover the beauty of the Pangasinan language – its tourist spots, its people, and of course, its native tongue.

The application features hundreds of everyday phrases spoken by native speakers – ranging from basic words to more complex concepts. It’s a must-have for people traveling to the Philippines, especially when visiting historic places like Gen. Douglas McArthur’s official headquarters and the spectacular Hundred islands in Alaminos, or to party at the province’s numerous beaches on Pista’y Dayat (Festival of the Sea).

Topics include:
* Basics
* Travel
* Transporation
* Hotels
* Food
* Shopping
* Making Friends
* Sightseeing 
The Pangasinan language belongs to the Malayo-Polynesian languages branch of the Austronesian languages family.  Pangasinan is similar to the Tagalog and Ilocano languages that are spoken in the Philippines,Indonesian in Indonesia, Malay in Malaysia, and Malagasy in Madagascar. The Pangasinan language is very closely related to the Ibaloi language spoken in the neighboring province of Benguet and Baguio City, located north of Pangasinan. Pangasinan is classified under the Pangasinic group of languages. The Pangasinic languages are:
  • Pangasinan
  • Ibaloi
  • Karao
  • I-wak
  • Kalanguya
  • Keley-I
  • Kallahan
  • Kayapa
  • Tinoc
Pangasinan is the primary language of the province of Pangasinan, located on the west central area of the island of Luzon along Lingayen Gulf. The people of Pangasinan are also referred to as Pangasinan. The province has a total population of 2,343,086 (2000), of which 1.5 million speak Pangasinan. Speakers of the language are concentrated mostly in central Pangasinan. Pangasinan is spoken in other Pangasinan communities in the Philippines, mostly in the neighboring provinces of Benguet, La Union, Nueva Ecija, Nueva Vizcaya, Tarlac, and Zambales.

Austronesian-language speakers settled in Maritime Southeast Asia during prehistoric times, perhaps more than 5,000 years ago. The indigenous speakers of Pangasinense are descendants of these prehistoric settlers, who were probably part of the prehistoric human migration that is widely believed to have originated from Southern China via Taiwan about 100 to 200 thousand years ago.
The word Pangasinan, means “land of salt” or “place of salt-making”; it is derived from the root word asin, the word for "salt" in Pangasinan. Pangasinan could also refer to a “container of salt or salted-products”; it refers to the ceramic jar for storage of salt or salted-products or its contents.

Ordinal Numbers:
Ordinal numbers are formed with prefix KUMA- (KA- plus infix -UM). Example: kumadua, second.
Associative Numbers:
Associative numbers are formed with prefix KA-. Example: katlo, third of a group of three.
Fraction numbers are formed with prefix KA- and an associative number. Example: kakatlo, third part.
Multiplicative ordinal numbers are formed with prefix PI- and a cardinal number from two to four or PIN- for other numbers except for number one. Example: kaisa, first time; pidua, second time; pinlima, fifth time.
Multiplicative cardinal numbers are formed with prefix MAN- (MAMI- or MAMIN- for present or future tense, and AMI- or AMIN- for the past tense) to the corresponding multiplicative ordinal number. Example:aminsan, once; amidua, twice; mamitlo, thrice.
Distributive cardinal numbers are formed with prefixes SAN-, TAG-, or TUNGGAL and a cardinal number. Example: sansakey, one each; sanderua, two each.
Distributive multiplicative numbers are formed with prefix MAGSI-, TUNGGAL, or BALANGSAKEY and a multiplicative cardinal number. Example: tunggal pamidua, twice each; magsi-pamidua, each twice.

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