[An-lang] Etymology of BALARILA (Christopher Sundita)

MWMintz mintz at arts.uwa.edu.au
Mon Mar 21 12:06:06 UTC 2005

José Panganiban  in his Diksyunario Tesauro Pilipino-Ingles  (1973) gives 
the origin of balarila as follows:

bala + ng díla'  or bala nang díla' basically meaning "everyone's language"

Malcolm Mintz

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>Any ideas on the etymology of the Tagalog word BALARILA, meaning 
>"grammar?"  It
>appears to be based on the word DILA, but what would BALA mean? I attempted to
>look it up in Dr. Zorc's "Core Etymological Dictionary of Filipino" but it
>wasn't listed.
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Malcolm W Mintz
School of Social & Cultural Studies, Discipline of Asian Studies
University of Western Australia
Crawley WA 6009 Australia

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