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Sep 23 2020, 11:55pm CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
Question: A few days ago, I spoke with my mother in her native tongue. Suddenly, she said something along the lines of, "Kabalo lagi ka unsaon pag estorya ug Tagalog." I could be butchering the sentence, but I wrote it from what I heard. I understood a bit, but my question is whether this is Tagalog in another form or a dialect?
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Author Photo AMBoy Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Sep 24 2020, 3:01am CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
What is her native language? Why didn't you ask her?
 
It's Cebuano as far as I can tell.
 
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Author Photo Reyn
Sep 24 2020, 8:47am CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago. 
What is her native language? Why didn't you ask her? It's Cebuano as far as I can tell.
 
@AMBoy I did, truly. She replied then, "My native language is Tagalog. Why? You want to learn it?" I thought that was the end of it. But there and then, she sputtered a sentence I could not comprehend and left; she was hurrying to work. I sat, baffled, and immediately asked here. So, I thank you for your reply.
 
Do you perhaps know of a site that teaches Cebuano? I'll be dividing my time to learn both, then.
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Sep 24 2020, 11:22am CST ~ 1 mo., 0 days ago. 
Looks like Cebuano, which is a different language. Think of Spanish vs English difference
 
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Author Photo Bituingmaykinang
Sep 24 2020, 11:22am CST ~ 1 mo., 0 days ago. 
Looks like Cebuano, which is a different language. Think of Spanish vs English difference
 
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Author Photo josdebos
Oct 01 2020, 5:51am CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@Reyn
I can recommend you a good handbook on Cebuano/Visayan :
A Handbook Of Cebuano Visayan by Anssi and Nida Raisanen
It can be ordered at Amazon (15,85 €).
Learning Tagalog and Visayan at the same time is very difficult and confusing. My advice would be to stick to Tagalog until you feel at ease with the language and then to venture on Visayan.
 
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Author Photo Reyn
Oct 06 2020, 11:19am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@josdebos Your advice is duly noted, and so is your recommendation. Thank you so much!
 
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Author Photo Reyn
Oct 06 2020, 11:19am CST ~ 2 weeks, 4 days ago. 
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