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Question: Can "sila" refer to inanimate objects?

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Author Photo by: quarter
Dec 13 2021, 1:35am CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
Question: Can "sila" refer to inanimate objects?
For example, would it be correct to say "Kailangan naming bilhin sila buhat sa ibang bansa."
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Dec 13 2021, 12:45pm CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
While personification is common in casual Tagalog (Si SM, Si Robinsons...), this is not one of the case. It almost feel like there's human slavery involved when you replace objects with sila
 
Better to say "mga iyon".
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: Supporter
Dec 13 2021, 1:36pm CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
In your sentence No but I have heard Filipinos use sila for inanimate objects.
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: Supporter
Dec 13 2021, 1:38pm CST ~ 1 mo., 11 days ago. 
You can also use words like “ito , iyan (yarn)” for people.
 
You will hear this a lot when the person being talked about isn't present .
 
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Author Photo quarter
Dec 14 2021, 10:12am CST ~ 1 mo., 10 days ago. 
Ah, just as I thought. It's actually a user-submitted example sentence, and I too thought it sounded like slavery lmao. www.tagalog.com/word s/buhat.php
 
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Author Photo Bradswerte626
Dec 14 2021, 1:12pm CST ~ 1 mo., 10 days ago. 
Please know that "Filipino" is a hodgepodge of dialects, languages such as Cebuano and Tagalog, and "languages" such as beki-speak (argot mainly used by the gay community) and Jejemon, which constantly evolves.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Dec 14 2021, 2:49pm CST ~ 1 mo., 10 days ago. 
@Bradswerte626
 
No. Filipino is standardize Tagalog based on the Manila dialect.
 
Cebuano is also a language, not a dialect and "beki speak" and "jejemon" are not (yet) considered their own languages.
 
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Author Photo BoraMac Badge: Supporter
Dec 17 2021, 3:33pm CST ~ 1 mo., 7 days ago. 
@quarter
 
I hear SIYA daily...in daily informal conversations. A number of friends have a particular favor for the reference style.
 
My ear doesn't catch SILA but doesn't seem like much of a stretch from SIYA.
 
I don't know that I would say "hodge podge"..but definitely highly contextual and variable depending on where you were born, schooling in public or private schools, local dialect around your province, social affects of neighbors, influence of Taglish, influence of parent's dialect on home language. My "Filipino" must adjust for the person I meet...and up to us to establish all that context...part of building any relationship.
 
It's more Fun in the Philippines. Kita kits napo.
 
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Author Photo Bradswerte626
Dec 17 2021, 9:40pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
@Bituingmaykinang
"No. Filipino is standardize Tagalog based on the Manila dialect. Cebuano is also a language, not a dialect and 'beki speak' and 'jejemon' are not (yet) considered their own languages."
 
1. Please re-read my comments. I did not say that Cebuano is a dialect, and I referred to "beki-speak" and "Jejemon" as "languages" in between quotation marks.
 
2. I also said "Filipino" in between quotation marks and not Filipino.
 
3. Your statement that "Filipino is standardize (sic) Tagalog based on the Manila dialect" is only partly correct. Filipino is based on Tagalog but not on the Manila dialect. What "Manila dialect" is that ?!
 
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Author Photo BoraMac Badge: Supporter
Dec 17 2021, 10:55pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
@quarter Just working through daily conversations....ayan....siya
 
Jerry: Meron po ba kayong paboritong flavor ng ice cream?
Robin: Oo, meron. Gusto ko ng chocolate, strawberry at vanilla.
Jerry: Gusto n’yopo bang tikman ang chocolate, strawberry at vanilla ice cream _NAMIN_?
Jerry: Okay po, heto po ang chocolate _NAMIN_.
Robin: Salamat. Jerry: Kumusta po?
Robin: Parang masyadong matamis. Puwede ko bang tikman ‘yung vanilla?
Jerry: Sure po. Heto po. Robin: Salamat. Jerry: Nagustuhan n’yopo ba ang vanilla?
Robin: Oo, mas gusto ko _SIYA_ kaysa sa chocolate.
 
 
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Author Photo PinoyTaj Badge: Supporter
Dec 17 2021, 10:59pm CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
quarter Just working through daily conversations....ayan....siya Jerry: Meron po ba kayong paboritong flavor ng ice cream? Robin: Oo, meron. Gusto ko ng chocolate, strawberry at vanilla. Jerry: Gusto n’yopo bang tikman ang chocolate, strawberry at vanilla ice cream _NAMIN_? Jerry: Okay po, heto po ang chocolate _NAMIN_. Robin: Salamat. Jerry: Kumusta po? Robin: Parang masyadong matamis. Puwede ko bang tikman ‘yung vanilla? Jerry: Sure po. Heto po. Robin: Salamat. Jerry: Nagustuhan n’yopo ba ang vanilla? Robin: Oo, mas gusto ko _SIYA_ kaysa sa chocolate.
 
@BoraMac
 
Nasarapan din ako sa Vanilla!
 
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