Aklanon

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Aklanon
Akeanon
Spoken in: Philippines 
Region: Aklan, northern Panay
Total speakers: 394,545
Language family:
 Malayo-Polynesian
  Borneo-Philippines
   Meso Philippine
    Central Philippine
     Bisayan
      Western Visayan
       Aklan
        Aklanon
Language codes
ISO 639-1: none
ISO 639-2: phi
ISO 639-3: akl

Aklanon (also Akeanon) is a language spoken in the Philippines. It is a one of two Visayan languages (the other being Malaynon) native to Aklan.

Aklanon is unique among Philippine languages since it possesses the digraph ea ("l" pronounced with rolling "r" sound). According to legend, the digraph originated from the first ruler of Aklan, Datu Bangkaya, who had a short tongue and therefore could not pronounce the "l" sound.

Contents

Examples

Numbers

Number Aklanon
1 Isaea
2 Daywa
3 Tatlo
4 Ap-at
5 Li-má
6 An-om
7 Pitó
8 Waeo
9 Siyám
10 Púeo

See also

External links

ceb:Akeanon

gl:Lingua aklanon

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