[An-lang] Etymology of BALARILA (Dr. Mintz)

Christopher Sundita csundita at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 21 13:49:22 UTC 2005

--- MWMintz <mintz at arts.uwa.edu.au> wrote:

> 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"

Dyos Mabalos, Dr. Mintz.  Is there any indication of when the the word was
coined?  I have found it in a text dating from 1910, but nothing before.


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