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79 [seventy-nine]

Adjectives 2

Adjectives 2

79 [pitumpu’t siyam]

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Adjectives 2

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I am wearing a blue dress. An- s--- k- a- a--- n- d----. Ang suot ko ay asul na damit. 0 +
I am wearing a red dress. An- s--- k- a- p----- d----. Ang suot ko ay pulang damit. 0 +
I am wearing a green dress. An- s--- k- a- b------ d----. Ang suot ko ay berdeng damit. 0 +
     
I’m buying a black bag. Bi---- a-- n- i---- i--- n- b--. Bibili ako ng isang itim na bag. 0 +
I’m buying a brown bag. Bi---- a-- n- i---- b---- n- b--. Bibili ako ng isang brown na bag. 0 +
I’m buying a white bag. Bi---- a-- n- i---- p--- n- b--. Bibili ako ng isang puti na bag. 0 +
     
I need a new car. Ka------- k- n- i---- b----- k----. Kailangan ko ng isang bagong kotse. 0 +
I need a fast car. Ka------- k- n- i---- m------ n- k----. Kailangan ko ng isang mabilis na kotse. 0 +
I need a comfortable car. Ka------- k- n- i---- k------------ k----. Kailangan ko ng isang komportableng kotse. 0 +
     
An old lady lives at the top. Is--- m-------- b---- a-- n------- d--- s- t---. Isang matandang babae ang nakatira doon sa taas. 0 +
A fat lady lives at the top. Is--- m------- b---- a-- n------- d--- s- t---. Isang matabang babae ang nakatira doon sa taas. 0 +
A curious lady lives below. Is--- m-------- b---- a-- n------- d--- s- b---. Isang mausisang babae ang nakatira dyan sa baba. 0 +
     
Our guests were nice people. An- a---- m-- b----- a- m------- n- m-- t--. Ang aming mga bisita ay mababait na mga tao. 0 +
Our guests were polite people. An- a---- m-- b----- a- m-- m------- n- m-- t--. Ang aming mga bisita ay mga magalang na mga tao. 0 +
Our guests were interesting people. An- a---- m-- b----- a- m-- i------------ m-- t--. Ang aming mga bisita ay mga interesanteng mga tao. 0 +
     
I have lovely children. Ma----- a---- m--------- n- m-- a---. Mayroon akong mapagmahal na mga anak. 0 +
But the neighbours have naughty children. Ng---- a-- m-- k--------- a- m-- b----- n- m-- a---. Ngunit ang mga kapitbahay ay may bastos na mga anak. 0 +
Are your children well behaved? Ma---- b- a-- i---- m-- a---? Mabait ba ang iyong mga anak? 0 +
     

One language, many varieties

Even if we only speak one language, we speak many languages. For no language is a self-contained system. Every language shows many different dimensions. Language is a living system. Speakers always orient themselves towards their conversation partners. Therefore, people vary the language they speak. These varieties appear in various forms. For example, every language has a history. It has changed and will continue to change. This can be recognized in the fact that old people speak differently than young people. There are also various dialects in most languages. However, many dialect speakers can adapt to their environment. In certain situations they speak the standard language. Different social groups have different languages. Youth language or hunter's jargon are examples of this. Most people speak differently at work than they do at home. Many also use a professional jargon at work. Differences also appear in spoken and written language. Spoken language is typically much simpler than written. The difference can be quite large. This is the case when written languages don't change for a long time. Speakers then must learn to use the language in written form first. The language of women and men is often different as well. This difference isn't that great in western societies. But there are countries in which women speak very differently from men. In some cultures, politeness has its own linguistic form. Speaking is therefore not at all so easy! We have to pay attention to many different things at the same time…