Introductions

INTRODUCTIONS
Sai ōnnu? = What’s your name?
Bilahi aku anganad magsinama (magingglis). = I want to learn English (Sinama).
Makajari kita magsinama (magingglis)? = Could we speak Sinama (English) together?
Maingga pat’nna’annu? = Where do you live?
A’a miningga ka? = Where are you (originally) from?
Pila na umulnu? = How old are you?
Ai gawinu? = What can I do for you?
Ai usahanu? = What’s your job (source of income)?
Angay ka bilahi ata’u magingglis (magsinama)? = Why do you want to speak English?
Sabab Sama h’ndaku. = Because my wife is sama.
Maingga kam bay magbāk maka h’ndanu? = Where did you and your wife meet?
Ma Sambuwangan. = In Zamboanga.
Ma paghinanganku. = At my workplace.
Battingga kam makapagkilā maka h’ndanu? = How did you and your wife meet?
Bay kami pinapagkilā ni bagayku = My friend introduced us.

4 thoughts on “Introductions

    1. Ahāp subu has been used in some places in the Philippines. But historically, good morning enters into Southeast Asian languages due to European influence. The languages of the Sulu archipelago are a lot less influenced by these Europeans.

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