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Cebuano Study Notes

Title Cebuano Study Notes
Author Tom Marking
Date November 7, 2005
Format Adobe Acrobat PDF
Number of Pages 250
Price Free
Description

Cebuano Study Notes was written for the beginning Cebuano student who would like to extend his or her knowledge of the language.  It provides concise information on the Cebuano language with a particular focus on the grammar.

Features
Covers all the major parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, verbs, pseudoverbs, etc.
Includes information on phonemes, accents, morphological processes, and regional dialects.
Includes a language map showing the areas where Cebuano is spoken.
Contains a total of 2,285 example Cebuano sentences.  Each Cebuano sentence has a corresponding English translation.
 Contains 300 grammar formulas covering all aspects of the Cebuano language.
Contains 100 commonly used verbs.  Each verb is displayed on its own page with up to 23 conjugations listed.  Each conjugation has an example Cebuano sentence and its corresponding English translation.
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Other Cebuano Books

Name Author Details
Magbinisaya Kita module 1 Jessie Grace Rubrico Description: This module is the first of a two-module course in basic Cebuano.  The twelve lessons are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of the language.  It is composed of two parts: the Primer is 95 pages and the Phrasebook is 37 pages.  It also includes audio CD's.

Copyright: 1999

ISBN: 971-93021-0-0 (Primer)

ISBN: 971-93021-1-9 (Phrasebook)

Price: ~$170US (E-mail correction of lessons is also available for a nominal fee)

Available from the author directly.

Click here to go to the Yahoo group for this book.

Click here to go to the author's web site.

Magbinisaya Kita module 2 Jessie Grace Rubrico Description: This module is the second of a two-module course in basic Cebuano.  The twenty-nine lessons provide full coverage of the various types of Cebuano verbs.  It is composed of a Primer with 167 pages.

Copyright: 2004

ISBN: 971-93021-9-4 (Primer)

Price: ~$370US (includes E-mail correction of lessons)

Available from the author directly.

Click here to go to the Yahoo group for this book.

An English - Cebuano Visayan Dictionary Rodolfo Cabonce, S.J. Description: This is an excellent English to Cebuano dictionary.  The preface contains an explanation of Cebuano grammar.  It contains 1,135 pages.

Copyright: 1983

ISBN: 971-08-0052-3

Price: P595.00 (~$11US)

Click here to order this book from the National Bookstore of the Philippines.

Cebuano Language Packet - Peace Corps U.S. Peace Corps Description: The materials in this packet were designed for the rapid Cebuano language training of Peace Corps volunteers, focusing on daily communication needs.  It has 319 pages.

Publication Year: 1993

Available from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

ERIC #: ED401767

Cebuano for Beginners - PALI Language Texts Maria Bunye and Elsa Yap Description: This is the textbook for a comprehensive course in the Cebuano language given to Peace Corps volunteers.  It consists of 836 pages divided into 45 lessons.

Publication Year: 1971

Used to be available from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC).

ERIC #: ED239485

ISBN: 0-87022-091-8

Price: ~$375US

Out of stock at amazon.com but used copies may be ordered.

Conversation Unlimited, Asia-Pacific,
English-Visayan
Ben E. Garcia Description: This book focuses on how to write a letter in Cebuano.  It has 168 pages.

Copyright: 1998

ISBN: 971-757-017-5

Price: P135.00 (~$2.45US)

Available at the National Bookstore in Cebu City.

Practical Conversation, English-Cebuano For All Occasions Ben E. Garcia Description: This book focuses on useful phrases.  It has 116 pages.

Copyright: 1989

ISBN: 971-757-002-7

Price: P100.00 (~$1.82US)

Available at the National Bookstore in Cebu City.

Conversational English-Cebuano Made Easy C.S. Canonigo Description: This book is a basic introduction to Cebuano.  It contains both phrases and vocabulary.  It has 200 pages.

Copyright: 1988

ISBN: 971-598-008-2

Price: ~P200.00 (~$3.60US)

Available at the National Bookstore in Cebu City.

Beginning Cebuano, Vol. 1 - Yale linguistics series 9 John U. Wolff Description: This book is the first part of a very comprehensive treatment of the Cebuano language but it does use some unusual notations that the casual reader may not be familiar with.  It has 712 pages.

Copyright: 1966

ISBN: 0-300-01057-5

Price: $206.00US (hardbound book)

Available from Books On Demand.

Beginning Cebuano, Vol. 2 - Yale linguistics series 9 John U. Wolff Description: This book is the second part of a very comprehensive treatment of the Cebuano language but it does use some unusual notations that the casual reader may not be familiar with.  It has 522 pages.

Copyright: 1967

ISBN: 0-300-01058-3

Price: $167.90US (hardbound book)

Available from Books On Demand.

A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan, Vol. 1 - Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, Data paper 87, Linguistics series 6 John U. Wolff Description: This book is the first part of a very thorough Cebuano to English dictionary.  It has 560 pages.

Copyright: 1972

ISBN: 0-8357-3675-X

Price: $179.60US (hardbound book)

Available from Books On Demand.

A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan, Vol. 2 - Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program, Data paper 87, Linguistics series 6 John U. Wolff Description: This book is the second part of a very thorough Cebuano to English dictionary.  It has 645 pages.

Copyright: 1972

ISBN: 0-8357-3676-8

Price: $206.00US (hardbound book)

Available from Books On Demand.

Cebuano-Visayan Dictionary - PALI Language Texts Maria Bunye and Elsa Yap Description: This is an English to Cebuano dictionary.  It has 508 pages.

Copyright: 1971

ISBN: 0870220934

Price: ~$100US

Out of stock at amazon.com but used copies may be ordered.  Also available at alibris.com.

Cebuano Newspaper Reader: Easy to Intermediate Readings R. David Zorc Description: This book consists of a series of basic newspaper stories written in Cebuano with Cebuano vocabulary presented at the bottom of each story.  A full English translation is included.  It has 121 pages.

Copyright: 1987

ISBN: 0931745349

Price: ~$40US

Out of stock at amazon.com but used copies may be ordered.

Visayan Vignettes: Ethnographic Traces of a Philippine Island Jean-Paul Dumont Description: This book deals with the people of the island of Siquijor in the Visayas.  It has 246 pages.

Copyright: 1992

ISBN: 0226169553

Price: $26US

Available from amazon.com.  Also available at alibris.com.

Cebuano Sorcery: Malign Magic in the Philippines Richard Lieban Description: This book deals with sorcery and its role in Cebuano society.  It has 163 pages.

Copyright: 1977

ISBN: 0520034201

Price: ~$6US

Out of stock at amazon.com but used copies may be ordered.  Also available at alibris.com.

Cebuano Bible American Bible Society Description: This is a translation of the Bible into Cebuano.

Copyright: 2000

ISBN: 971290069X

Price: $13.59US

Available from amazon.com.  Also available at alibris.com.

 

Cebuano Software and Online Resources

Name Author Details
Cebuano Language Software B and D Enterprises Description: This software contains a dictionary of Cebuano words and common phrases.  It also allows you to hear how a Cebuano word or phrase is pronounced.  There is no coverage of Cebuano grammar rules.  The software ships on a CD.

System Requirements: 386 PC or higher, 12 Megabytes of hard disk space, 4 Megabytes of memory, Windows 95 operating system or higher

Price: $44.95US

Click here to go to the web site.  There is also software available for the Tagalog and Ilocano languages.

Philippine On-Line Dictionary Jeroen Hellingman Description: This web site allows the user to enter a Cebuano word and see the translation into English or vice versa.  It also gives the translation into Tagalog and Hiligaynon (Ilonggo).  It does not give you verb conjugations.

Click here to go to the web site.

English to Cebuano Dictionary Jan Edmund Carlsen Description: This web site allows the user to enter an English word and see the translation into Cebuano or vice versa.  It does not give you verb conjugations.

Click here to go to the web site.

Cebuano on Wikipedia N/A Description: This web site contains basic information on the Cebuano language including the following topics: geographical distribution, simple words, and some common expressions.

Click here to go to the web site.

Cebuano on the Rosetta Project N/A Description: This web site contains detailed information on the Cebuano language including the following topics: phonology and grammar.  The article on Cebuano grammar was written by John U. Wolff.

Click here to go to the web site.

Cebuano News Articles N/A Description: This web site contains Cebuano news articles for the Cebu area.

Click here to go to the web site.

 

 

 

Cebuano Song Lyrics

Amatyor Awor
Bol-anon
Gihidlaw Na Intawon Ako
Imo Pa Karon
Macho Dancer
Matud Nila
Medalya Ni San Pedro
Pasayawa Ko Day
Pasayloa Kon Ugaling Nasayop Ako
Rosas Pandan
Usahay

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Links

A Country Of Our Own (David C. Martinez)