Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Cebuano Grammar: Simple descriptive sentence
Happy New Year Everyone!
After learning to make phrases, it's time for us to start creating simple descriptive sentences. If you have been reading the former entries or lessons, you will be able to do the simple structures and you will be ready for our future lessons.
Let's take the former phrases that you have created:
balay nga daku
dagat nga lawum
gamay nga tindahan
nindut nga buwak
buotan nga tawo
(you can now check if what you did is right.)
Compare the phrases with the following:
Daku ang balay.
Lawum ang dagat.
Gamay ang tindahan.
Nindut ang buwak.
Buotan ang tawo.
What differences do you notice? Which group would be the sentences? What comes before the words balay, dagat, tindahan, buwak and tawo? This is called a subject marker. The subject marker ang is used before what words? They come before non-personal words.
Try creating your own sentences.
To pluralize the nouns, you can simply put mga before the noun. For example: