isangtao Oct 04 2021, 5:05am CST ~ 2 weeks, 7 days ago.
Jimmy, good question but: 1.plural interrogative pronouns are not common 2.the interrogative particle ba is not used together with an interrogative pronoun, though there is an exception, to emphasize. 3.the ligature ng is also a possessive marker, so not always attached However, I am not sure what you want to say, maybe just: ano ang mga klase sa sayaw doon?
Jimmy329 Oct 04 2021, 6:23am CST ~ 2 weeks, 7 days ago.
Thanks a lot for your kind reply.
Let's forget about the text example I gave ... because it might lead us apart from the real background of my question.
I understand from your reply that the posessive marker "ng" does not underly ligature ... that helps me a bit ... it seems to indicate where to look for.
But still I dont understand, why it is sometimes "ko ng" ... and sometimes "kong" ... And just the same with "mo ng" and "mong" ... etc. etc. In general: when do I have to combine "ng" with the previous word and when not.
It seems, that everytime I use such a construct in one of my conversations, it's wrong ...
The people I talk to are native Tagalog speakers ... so they can tell me it's wrong (and I believe it), but they can't explain why ...
I think I lack some basic grammar rules about ligature .... I hope I could make sufficiently clear what's my problem ... maybe some of the grammar gurus in this forum can help me out ...
Jimmy329 Oct 04 2021, 8:34am CST ~ 2 weeks, 7 days ago.
It probably depends upon the browser and its settings, whether it gets along with that kind of URLs or not ... I get a 404 error (page not found) ... but it's ok ... I just remove the blanks that were inserted and then it works out fine ! So let's forget about the matter ...
sabertooth Oct 04 2021, 11:15am CST ~ 2 weeks, 7 days ago.
it's funny that your tagalog friends didn't know the secret existence of NA in Tagalog sentences. Native speakers never experienced actively learning the language thats why. its good someone has explained it to you. NG is OF, while NA is WHICH IS/THAT