Thursday, February 11, 2010
Cebuano Grammar Feature: Subject Pronouns
The following are the subject pronouns for Cebuano:
We (the speaker and the listener)
We (only the speakers)
Read the following and examine why they are called subject pronouns:
I am a teacher.
You are a student.
She is kind.
We are teachers.
Mga maistra kami.
We are students.
Mga istudyante kita.
They are kind.
Mga buotan sila.
What do you notice in the sentences? Is there an equivalent to the be verbs of English?
How are the Visayan subject pronouns used?
Now, change the following in Visayan sentences.
I am female. (bayi)
You are kind.
She is a teacher.
We are students. (speaker and listener)
We are students. (only speakers)
They are teachers.