User talk:TagaSanPedroAko

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Again, welcome! Wyang (talk) 12:50, 27 July 2017 (UTC)


Can you please use {{auto cat}} on categories instead of putting it all in manually? —CodeCat 18:41, 3 August 2017 (UTC)


Please start quotation lines with #, so that they appear under the definition (diff). DTLHS (talk) 17:09, 6 August 2017 (UTC)


Hi. I appreciate your contribution to Tagalog entries. However, please be careful of editing mistakes. Proper bordering, indenting, etc. I've looked at your edits and have seen quite a few mistakes. Please take note. Thanks. --Mar vin kaiser (talk) 04:43, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Hi, again. Also please put slashes around your IPA pronunciation / / like so. Thanks! --Mar vin kaiser (talk) 14:25, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
Hi, again. Also, please don't forget to put "----" above or below if there are other entries. Thanks! --Mar vin kaiser (talk) 15:04, 10 August 2017 (UTC)

Stop adding useless categories

And what do you mean? Do you mean the topical categories, with the language code and topic? But why do you think of them as unnecessary?-TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 04:07, 26 August 2017 (UTC)


You can put this at Module:User:TagaSanPedroAko/tl-IPA and use it as normal code. —suzukaze (tc) 07:46, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

<ng> in MOD:tl-pron[edit]

This is outputting /nɡ/, but shouldn't it be /ŋɡ/ (or just /ŋ/, at least word-finally)? I am not too familiar with Tagalog phonology, but this seems wrong. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:28, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

Wow, it looks like you fixed it literally less than a minute before I posted this. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 07:30, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Metaknowledge If you or someone can fix that, do it. I already tried to fix it, but with no success. If the module needs revamping, please do it if you can. -TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 07:32, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
@Metaknowledge Hopefully, it is fixed now. Need to deal with other digraphs, such as those which equals to IPA affricate consonants in the common urban accents.-TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 09:37, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
Maybe @Wyang, suzukaze-c could help you — I'm pretty bad at Lua myself, so I try not to get involved. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 16:41, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
I've tried to clean up the code a bit. I hope I've interpreted the module correctly... please check the output on {{tl-IPA}}. Also, the existing comparisons on the template should be incorporated into the module. Wyang (talk) 23:19, 14 September 2017 (UTC)

translation request[edit]

Hi there. Could you add a Tagalog translation of attractive please. I am about to meet a Filipina lady. SemperBlotto (talk) 18:22, 1 October 2017 (UTC)


Hi! I changed the link to the word makalinow to Tagalog, as it's clearly not a Spanish word. Thanks --P5Nd2 (talk) 10:14, 6 October 2017 (UTC)


You need to redo the Kapampangan section. DTLHS (talk) 20:46, 31 December 2017 (UTC)


I assume this actually means microbe, just like its Spanish etymon. Can you confirm? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:16, 8 January 2018 (UTC)

I mostly know this to mean "bacteria" in general, as a local Tagalog speaker. "Microbe" may fit, but the most common definition I know is "bacteria" (especially on the phrase "masamang mikrobyo", which translates to bad bacteria).-TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 02:22, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Colloquial usage may be imprecise, but that doesn't mean our definitions should be unless there really was a semantic shift. That is, English speakers may use "bacteria" to refer to viruses because they aren't familiar with the actual difference, but that doesn't mean we should necessarily define it as such. @Mar vin kaiser, Chuck Entz (the former as a Tagalog native speaker, the latter as someone who might know a precedent). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:26, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
I would think of that as a semantic shift, when it was introduced to Tagalog. It may have derived from Spanish microbio, but it may come also from English microbe. Etymologies of Tagalog words that sound like they came from Spanish can be a problem, because they may likely be rather borrowed from English, and respelled to match a Spanish word (which is common on many Tagalog borrowings from English, especially those introduced during the American occupation of the Philippines).-TagaSanPedroAko (talk) 02:33, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
Not impossible, but I wonder how published dictionaries define the word. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 03:34, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
  • I have given it a broader definition based on the Tagalog Wikipedia and uses I found online. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:41, 11 January 2018 (UTC)