i have some questions, any help is appreciated ^^

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Author Photo by: tklllllllllll
Feb 02 2023, 6:29am CST ~ 4 mos., 7 days ago. 
i have some questions, any help is appreciated ^^
1. are there any cheats to knowing when to add the connecting suffixes (such as -ng) ?
2. is there any easy way to remember the numbers? i keep forgetting the prefixes and suffixes and how to connect them (
salamat ^^
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Author Photo Loper
Feb 02 2023, 1:54pm CST ~ 4 mos., 7 days ago. 
Lesson on Ligatures ons/lesson.php?lesso n_id=55&csid=104
The job of the linkers '-ng' and 'na' are to connect two elements in a sentence: the modifier and the modified element. The modifier and modified element can include noun/noun, adjective/noun, and adverb/verb pairs. When the modifier ends in a vowel or the letter 'n', you will connect '-ng' to the end of the modifier; if the modifier ends in a consonant, you will link the two elements with 'na'.
Also keep in mind the order of the two elements doesn't matter, as long as they follow the '-ng' vs. 'na' rule.
For example:
Puting aso OR Asong puti (White Dog)
Malaking bahay OR Bahay na malaki (Big House)
Mabilis akong kumain OR Kumain ako nang mabilis (I ate quickly)
Lesson on Numbers ons/lesson.php?lesso n_id=57&csid=123
This website has a very useful section for helping you learn the numbers as well. Personally, I found that learning the numbers mostly comes down to practice and memorization. Also keep in mind for the hundreds and beyond, as linkers are also used.
If you need me to clear up something, just let me know! And feel free to add on or correct me if I've made a mistake, it's all a part of the learning experience .
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Author Photo repolyo Badge: Supporter
Feb 03 2023, 2:38pm CST ~ 4 mos., 6 days ago. 
Yes, between variations in use of the linker and sound changes when combining roots and affixes, the Filipino/Tagalog numbers seem to be wildly irregular but there is method to the madness. Also, in addition to the 2 lessons that Loper referenced, take a look at Tagalog Sound Changes when Combining Roots and Affixes. grammar/forming_and_ connecting_words/sou nd_changes_when
And, a post regarding the formation of "tens" p?p=25689&m=25703
labing + isa => labing-isa (note the use of a hypen before a leading vowel, also with apat and anim)
labing + dalawa => labindalawa
labing + pito => labimpito
dalawa + -ng + pu => dalawa + m + pu = dalawampu
tatlo + -ng + pu => tatlu + m + pu = tatlumpu
anim + na + pu => animnapu
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Author Photo tklllllllllll
Feb 07 2023, 8:14pm CST ~ 4 mos., 1 day ago. 
@Loper tysm ^^ !!
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