Constructive Analysis of True and False Cognates in Filipino and Cuyonon Part 5

Padayon ta ang ateng series. Dagi ang links sa Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Findings 5: The phoneme i, o, u in Filipino words becomes or the schwa sound in Cuyonon.

a:nim an↔m six
angkin angk↔n claim, usurp
a:lon al↔n small waves
gutom g↔t↔m hunger
kadyos kady↔s pigeon pea

The schwa is described best by mr wiki. It is the inverted letter e which look like this – Schwa is the most common vowel sound in English, a reduced vowel in many unstressed syllables, especially if syllabic consonants are not used:

  • like the ‘a’ in about /əˈbaʊt/
  • like the ‘e’ in taken /ˈteɪkən/ and the /ðə/
  • like the ‘i’ in pencil /ˈpensəl/
  • like the ‘o’ in eloquent /ˈeləkwənt/
  • like the ‘u’ in circus /ˈsɜː(ɹ)kəs/
  • like the ‘y’ in sibyl /ˈsɪbəl/

But, we use letter e here in CP in instead of the schwa sound symbol or ∂. Ex. anem, getem, angken, alen, kadyes.

Link to Part 6

3 thoughts on “Constructive Analysis of True and False Cognates in Filipino and Cuyonon Part 5

  1. bagasay

    banz, ang dalem den masyado ang ing silaot ang cp. ara mo napapanidi, ara aga meyek-meyek mag comentar? makori ren moro i sigkaden imong ing betang nga dia digi, makalelemes – hae! hae! hae!


  2. paraguanen

    durong schwa sound sa ateng linggwaheng cuyunon pareho ang sa english. dia ang tunog nga indi ma daling mausoy y ang mga tagalog sanda bisaya.



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