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Living Language - Tagalog - A complete course for Beginners

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Living Language - Tagalog - A complete course for Beginners

Living Language - Tagalog

A complete course for Beginners

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Living Language - Tagalog

Living Language - Tagalog - A complete course for Beginners - Audio Book CD

Brand New 6 CDs and Course Book

This easy and efficient introduction to Tagalog might teach you everything you should speak, recognize, read, and write in Tagalog. This system assumes no background in the code, and it explains each fresh concept clearly with a lot of examples, creating it perfect for novices or anybody who wants a thorough review. Living Language Tagalog includes:

�A course book and six sound CDs
�Two distinctive sets of recordings, 1 for employ with all the book, along with a 2nd for employ anywhere to review and reinforce
�Natural dialogues, well-defined grammar notes, vocabulary building, and key expressions
�Plenty of practice, both created and recorded
�Notes on culture, cuisine, history, geography, and more
�Real existence �discovery� escapades and web resources
�An extensive two-way glossary.

About the Tagalog Language

Tagalog is regarded as the main languages chosen in the Philippines. Its standardized shape, Filipino, is the main code of the nationwide tv and radio, though broadsheet magazines are virtually completely in English. It is the main code of public knowledge. As Filipino, it is actually, together with English, a co-official code and the sole nationwide code. Tagalog is popular as a lingua franca throughout the nation, and in overseas Filipino communities. But, while Tagalog can be common in numerous fields, English, to differing levels of fluency, is much more common in the fields of government and company.audiobook

The word Tagalog derived from tagailog, from tag�- meaning "native of" and �log meaning "river." So, it signifies "river dweller." There are no surviving created samples of Tagalog before the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century. Really small is acknowledged about the history of the code. But, according to linguists like Dr. David Zorc and Dr. Robert Blust, the Tagalogs originated, together with their Central Philippine cousins, from Northeastern Mindanao or Eastern Visayas. The initially created record of Tagalog is in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription, created in the year 900 and utilizes fragments of the code together with Sanskrit, Malay, and Javanese. Meanwhile, the initially recognized book to be created in Tagalog is the Doctrina Cristiana (Christian Doctrine) of 1593. It was created in Spanish and 2 versions of Tagalog; 1 created in the Baybayin script and the additional in the Latin alphabet. Throughout the 333 years of Spanish career, there were grammar and dictionaries created by Spanish clergymen like Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala by Pedro de San Buenaventura (Pila, Laguna, 1613), Vocabulario de la lengua tagala (1835) and Arte de la lengua tagala y manual tagalog para la administraci�n de los Santos Sacramentos (1850). Poet Francisco Baltazar (1788�1862) is considered the foremost Tagalog author. His many distinguished function is the early 19th-century Florante at Laura.

In 1937, Tagalog was chosen as the basis of the nationwide code by the National Language Institute. In 1939, Manuel L. Quezon called the nationwide code "Wikang Pambansa" ("National Language"). Twenty years later, in 1959, it was renamed by the Secretary of Education, Jose Romero, as Pilipino to provide it a nationwide instead of ethnic label and connotation. The changing of the name didn't, nevertheless, cause acceptance at the aware level among non-Tagalogs, specifically Cebuanos who had not accepted the selection.. In 1971, the code problem was revived when more, along with a compromise answer was worked out�a "universalist" approach to the nationwide code, to be called Filipino instead of Pilipino. When a brand-new constitution was drawn up in 1987, it called Filipino as the nationwide code. The constitution specified that as the Filipino code evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched found on the basis of existing Philippine and additional languages.

Tagalog is a Central Philippine code in the Austronesian code family. Being Malayo-Polynesian, it really is associated to alternative Austronesian languages like Indonesian, Malay, Fijian, Maori (of New Zealand), Hawaiian, Malagasy (of Madagascar), Samoan, Tahitian, Chamorro (of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands), Tetum (of East Timor), and Paiwan (of Taiwan). It is carefully connected to the languages spoken in the Bicol and Visayas parts like Bikol, Hiligaynon, Waray-Waray, and Cebuano.

The Tagalog homeland, or Katagalugan, covers about much of the central to southern components of the island of Luzon - especially in Aurora, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Camarines Norte, Cavite, Laguna, Metro Manila, Nueva Ecija, Quezon, and Rizal. Tagalog is equally spoken natively by inhabitants living found on the islands of Lubang, Marinduque, and the northern and eastern components of Mindoro. It is spoken by around 64.3 million Filipinos, 96.4% of the home population. 21.5 million, or 28.15% of the total Philippine population, of which speak it as a native code. Tagalog speakers are found in different components of the Philippines plus throughout the globe, though its employ is commonly limited to correspondence between Filipino ethnic groups. It is the sixth most-spoken code in the United States with over a million speakers. In Canada it is very spoken by 235,615 .

Tagalog was announced the official code by the initial constitution in the Philippines, the Constitution of Biak-na-Bato in 1897.] In 1935, the Philippine constitution designated English and Spanish as official languages, but mandated the development and adoption of the prevalent nationwide code based on among the existing native languages. After research and deliberation, the National Language Institute, a committee composed of 7 members who represented different areas in the Philippines, chose Tagalog as the basis for the development and adoption of the nationwide code of the Philippines. President Manuel L. Quezon then, on December 30, 1937, proclaimed the selection of the Tagalog code to be utilized as the basis for the development and adoption of the nationwide code of the Philippines. In 1939 President Quezon renamed the proposed Tagalog-based nationwide code as wikang pambans� (nationwide language). In 1939, the code was further renamed as "Pilipino".

The 1973 constitution designated the Tagalog-based "Pilipino", together with English, as an official code and mandated the development and formal adoption of the widespread nationwide code to be termed as Filipino. The 1987 constitution designated Filipino as the nationwide code, mandating that as it evolves, it shall be further developed and enriched found on the basis of existing Philippine and different languages. As Filipino, Tagalog has been taught in universities throughout the Philippines. Other Philippine languages have influenced Filipino, generally through migration within the provinces to Metro Manila of speakers of those alternative languages.

At present, no comprehensive dialectology has been performed in the Tagalog-speaking parts, though there were descriptions in the shape of dictionaries and grammars on different Tagalog dialects. Ethnologue lists Lubang, Manila, Marinduque, Bataan, Batangas, Bulacan, Tanay-Paete, and Tayabas as dialects of Tagalog. But, there appear to be 4 principal dialects of which the aforementioned are a part; Northern (exemplified by the Bulacan dialect), Central (including Manila), Southern (exemplified by Batangas), and Marinduque.

Perhaps the many divergent Tagalog dialects are those spoken in Marinduque. Linguist Rosa Soberano identifies 2 dialects, western and eastern with all the previous being closer to the Tagalog dialects spoken in the provinces of Batangas and Quezon. One illustration are the verb conjugation paradigms. While a few of the affixes are different, Marinduque additionally preserves the important affixes, equally found in Visayan and Bikol languages, that have largely disappeared from many Tagalog dialects by the early 20th century; they have since merged with all the infinitive.

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