Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Sign Part Uno



'If you have banana, and coconut husk (probably what it says) to sell, just follow the arrow.'

A sign found along the Ampayon (?) highway.

(Are they buying whole banana husk? or whole banana, and whole coconut husk? I can't tell what exactly what they want to say.) Anybody who can shed light on this sign? Its been bugging me every time I happen to pass this way.

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And since this blog is about signs I would love to hear from my anonymous long time (2-3 months long) regular readers. A sign that you're not a figment of my imagination would be nice. :)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

kalibog pod... maybe the sign just lacks punctuations....

-anonymous regular reader-

Cavite Daily Photos said...

Hello Butuan! wow! It's my first time here and am enjoying it!

First of all, thank you so much for that very kind birthday greeting! I really find it overwhelming! Thanks so much!

Butuan! I've known this city before pa through my geography. i really love geography eh kaya din siguro I started my own Daily photo blog! Grabe, just last night, I've watched about your city sa Probe with miss cheche lazaro! All about the surigao treasures! Grabe! I was awed by it! it really shows the craftsmanship of early philippine civilization. Grabe! Ang galing talaga! I'm not sure kung si mang berto nga ay taga jan sa Butuan basta sya yung nakadiscover ng parts of these gold treasures!

I'll be a frequent to Butuan Daily Photo! More power to you layrayski! and hope to see you soon on Cavite Daily Photo again! Pasukan na bukas sana macontinue ko yung daily posting!

Mabuhay from Cavite!

Steven ^^

Layrayski said...

Anonymous regular reader-- Thanks at least for letting me know you really exist. :) I'm thinking that 'tibook' may be a noun. So a name of a thing. What do you think? I'll ask Nanay about this.I'm sure with her experience and wisdom she'll shed light on this.

Layrayski said...

Hi Steven, have you tried blogger's scheduled posting? It works. My schedule isn't fixed so its useful for me. No problem I've seen you at citydaily while you were still starting. I've checked out your site a couple of times too. Its cool you're very interested in geography while in school. I was the opposite, hence this is my way of atonement. Heheheh

I haven't seen the episode about Butuan. I think Che Che is Butuanon. But I'm not sure.

mirage2g said...

Too bad Tagalog lang ang alam ko, naman...I always wanted to learn another dialect pero mukhang mahirap. Namiss ko naman ang buko! =D

Layrayski said...

Haha thanks mirag2g Di naman siguro mahirap. there are words in tagalog that you can find in bisaya. You know what I want to learn? Butuanon.The dialect that is most spoken here is actually cebuano. Such a pity.

Anonymous said...

you're welcome. well my lolo is in his early 70s. ill ask him when he's not that busy with his "toys".

and oh, by the way, butuanon is a dialect? maybe its just another variation of cebuano...

-anonymous regular reader-

Layrayski said...

"Butuanon is an Austronesian dialect spoken in Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur, with some native speakers in Misamis Oriental and Surigao del Norte. This is a member of Visayan dialect family. According to an article in the Manila Times, as of 2007 the Butuanon dialect can only be spoken by fewer than 500 youngsters in Butuan itself."(wikipedia)--- to me its more comparable to the dialect of 'kamayo' of the surigao del sur. Ok I'll await your lolo's answer. :}

Layrayski said...

according to Fred S. Cabuang who wrote an article about Butuanon-

A common misconception is that Butuanon is a dialect, but in fact it is a language. Dialects are defined by international linguistic standards as mutually intelligible versions of a language.---I didn't know that prior to your question. Thanks. It makes me want to learn more about this topic.

Anonymous said...

lolo said he only understands tibook as an adjective which means whole. he havent heard of it as a noun.

yeah, wiki tells it all..

well, how does butuanon sounds like? i mean the speech patterns and intonation...

Layrayski said...

Its different than cebuano. Are you familiar with surigao del sur dialects? That's what I think Butuanon sort of sounds like (except there is a lot of swearing, hehehe).

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