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What is the difference between ako and nako ?

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Author Photo by: roelands
Aug 23 2021, 2:43am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
What is the difference between ako and nako ?
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Author Photo akosikoneho Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP SupporterOfficial Tagalog.com Teacher Teacher
Aug 23 2021, 4:20am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
Ako is ako, nako could be a few things:
 
1. A an exclamation, Ay nako!
2. Not Tagalog. Some sister languages (Central PH) use nako as the ergative case form for their version of "ako", or as a shorter version of the oblique case form (kanako -> nako in speech). "Gihigugma nako ang akong asawa"
3. Tagalog sandhi! If ako follows a vowel, particularly one spelled with "a", then the resulting sandhi would produce words like "walako sa bahay" "papunta nako". You can tell this shortened "ako" from a true "ko" based on clitic positions.
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Aug 23 2021, 4:55am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
na’ko *
 
There should he an apostrophe before “ko” where the “a” would be in “ako”.
 
Its “na” + “ako”.
 
You will see it as “nako” more often but Its good to know the basics so that you can understand things better.
 
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Author Photo roelands
Aug 23 2021, 6:37am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@akosikoneho Maraming salamat po Sir, I knew nako (or na'ko in speech) only as exclamation, in an old dictionairy I use spelled as nikú. Interesting that in some parts of the Philippines nako is used meaning me, I, instead of ako which by the way also occur in the examples of tagalog.com when searsching for nako Indeed, Tagalog sandhi! I
 
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Author Photo roelands
Aug 23 2021, 6:43am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@PinoyTaj Maraming salamat, I think nako is pronounced na'ko in speech? Thank you again for your reply, replies are always interesting and a big help
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Aug 23 2021, 7:57am CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@roelands The correct spelling for “na” + “ako” is na’ko.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Aug 23 2021, 10:04pm CST ~ 1 mo., 3 days ago. 
@roelands Nako will need context because it can mean many things like an informal contraction of either (ina ko or na + ako
 
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