language spoken in the province of Aklan on the island of Panay in the Philippines
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Akeanon (also Aklanon) is a language spoken in the Philippines, mainly in northern parts of Panay.

Aklanon is unique among Philippine languages since it possesses the digraph ea ("l" pronounced with rolling "r" sound). According to legend, the digraph originated from the first ruler of Aklan, Datu Bangkaya, who had a short tongue and therefore could not pronounce the "l" sound.

Akeanon tongue-twisters:

Ro anwang nagaeugaeog sa eugan-eugan. (The carabao is swimming in the mud.)

Ro kaeamay nagaeapuyot sa kaeaha. (The sugar stuck on the pan.)

Animals

Bird : pispis Carabao : anwang Dog : Ayam Cat : kuring

Food

Rice : humay Meat : suea

Akeanon Words

Crazy : kaumangon Gold : bueawan

Pronunciation guideEdit

VowelsEdit

ConsonantsEdit

Common diphthongsEdit

Phrase listEdit

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BasicsEdit

Hello.
Hello. ( )
Hello. (informal)
Hay. ( )
How are you?
Kumusta?
Fine, thank you.
Mayad man.
What is your name?
ano ro imong pangaean? ( ?)
My name is ______ .
ako hay si ______ . ( _____ .)
Nice to meet you.
Kamayad nga nagkakilaea ta kita. ( )
Please.
paki- . ( )
Thank you.
Saeamat . ( )
You're welcome.
Uwa ron. ( )
Yes.
Ho-o . ( )
No.
Bukon. ( )
Excuse me. (getting attention)
Paagi. ( )
Excuse me. (begging pardon)
Pahuman nga. ( )
I'm sorry.
Pasensyahe guid. ( )
Goodbye
Mauna eot ang. ( )
Goodbye (informal)
Mauna eon aq. ( )
I can't speak Akeanon [well].
[ ]Uwa aq kabaeo maghambae nga Akeanon it mayad. ( [ ]) Di ako tigo mag akeanon
Do you speak English?
Antigo ka mag hambaea it English?
Is there someone here who speaks English?
May una ba nga kabaeo it maghambae it Ingles? May iya nga tigo maghambae it english?
Help!
Buligi ako!
Look out!
Pagtan-awa! ( !)
Good morning.
mad-ayad nga agahon . ( )
Good evening.
mad-ayad nga gabi-i. ( )
Good night.
mad-ayad nga ihapon. ( )
Good night (to sleep)
pagkatueog eon. ( )
I don't understand.
Indi ko maeobtan . ( )
Where is the toilet?
Siin ro casilyas?

ProblemsEdit

NumbersEdit

1
isaea
2
daywa
3
tatlo
4
ap-at
5
lima
6
an-om
7
pito
8
waeo
9
siyam
10
pueo
11
pueo ag isaea
12
pueo ag daywa
13
pueo ag tatlo
20
daywang pueo
30
tatlong pueo
40
ap-at ka pueo
50
limang ka pueo
100
isaea'ng gatos
200
daywa'ng gatos
300
tatlo'ng gatos
400
ap-at nga gatos
500
lima'ng gatos
1,000
isaea'ng libo
2,000
daywa'ng libo
3,000
tatlo'ng libo

TimeEdit

Morning- Agahon; Noon - Udto ro adlao; Afternoon - Hapon; Evening - Gabi-i;

Clock timeEdit

one o'clock AM
ala una it agahun
two o'clock AM
alas dos it hapun
noon
udto
one o'clock PM
ala-una it hapun
two o'clock PM -
alas dos it hapun
midnight

DurationEdit

DaysEdit

Monday
Lunes
Tuesday
Martes
Wednesday
Mierkules
Thursday
Huebes
Friday
Biernes
Saturday
Sabado
Sunday
Dominggo

MonthsEdit

January
Enero
February
Pebrero
March
Marso
April
Abril
May
Mayo
June
Hunyo
July
Hulyo
August
Agosto
September
Septiembre
October
Oktobre
November
Nobyembre
December
Disyembre

Writing time and dateEdit

ColorsEdit

white-puti, red- puea, green- berde, yellow- dueaw, black- itum, blue - azul; asul

TransportationEdit

Bus and trainEdit

DirectionsEdit

TaxiEdit

Car - Saeakyan

Bicycle - Sikad

LodgingEdit

MoneyEdit

Money - cuarta
I have no money - Owa ako it cuarta.
change - sinsillo;
ten cents - dies centimos or centavos
five cents - bakud

EatingEdit

Breakfast: Pamahaw

Lunch: Ilabas

Dinner: Ihapon

BarsEdit

ShoppingEdit

DrivingEdit

AuthorityEdit

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