[An-lang] quantifying loans in Philippine languages

Christopher Sundita cas536 at cornell.edu
Sun Jul 5 04:54:09 UTC 2015

Hi Piers,

I am currently travelling so I don't have access to my resources at the
moment. But based on what I remember off hand, I suggest checking out
José Panganiban's 1969 "Tesauro Pilipino-Ingles."  I recall that he
estimated the origins of Tagalog's word loanwords that he figured out in
the course of compiling the dictionary. There may be similar estimates in
dictionaries for other Philippine languages like Mintz's Bikol dictionary,
Wolff's Cebuano one, Rubino's Ilokano one, etc.

As for semantic domains. I do know that Gloria Chan-Yap's 1974 dissertation
"Hokkien Borrowings in Tagalog" categorizes Hokkien loanwords by semantic
domain. And  I *think* TH Pardo de Tavera's 1919 "Lo sánscrito en lengua
tagalog" does the same with Sanskrit words that entered Tagalog via Malay.

--Chris Sundita

On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Piers Kelly <Piers.Kelly at anu.edu.au> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Just wondering if someone could tell me of the existence of any reliable
> study that attempts to *quantify* the number of Spanish (or other)
> loanwords in a Philippine language, as a proportion of the overall lexicon?
> Bonus points if said study breaks down loanwords by semantic domain.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Piers
> --
> Dr Piers Kelly
> Communications and Outreach Coordinator
>  The ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language
> dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au | Facebook
> <https://www.facebook.com/CoEDL?ref=aymt_homepage_panel> | Twitter
> <https://twitter.com/coedlang> | Flickr
> <https://www.flickr.com/groups/2739714@N24/>
> *The University of Western Sydney | **The University of Queensland **|
> The University of Melbourne | The Australian National University*
> T: +61 2 6125 6122 M: 0422 980 680
>  [image: Description: u3227473:Logo Design:The Dynamics of Language Logo
> files:EPS:The Dynamics of Language Logo.eps]
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/an-lang/attachments/20150705/841211f1/attachment-0001.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image001.png
Type: image/png
Size: 6067 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/an-lang/attachments/20150705/841211f1/attachment-0001.png>
-------------- next part --------------
An-lang mailing list
An-lang at anu.edu.au

More information about the An-lang mailing list