Jeremiah wrote emails to me and asked about Amis dictionary on iOS / iPad. He is a native speaker of Tagalog and knows Kapampangan and Bahasa. He asked me something about aboriginal songs and culture, which I’m sure people in this channel might have a better answer.
Jeremiah ko ngangan ako. Filipino kako. Mafana’ to Tagalog ato Ingles kako. (not sure about the grammar but hopefully it’s still understandable) I also know a bit of Malay and Kapampangan.
I think miaoski has already said my reason for joining this channel well enough. I am curious about the Taiwanese aborigines and would be happy if maybe I could learn some things here from time to time. It’s only a casual curiousity though but I think Taiwanese aborigines are interesting since their cultures and languages are related to us Filipinos’ cultures. I can see many similarities in your languages while at the same time your languages have many unique features too. I am also curious about your music, in particular whether you have music like the Malaysians since one of my favourite music is Irama Malaysia - traditional Malay music with some western features. If you want to get an idea of the type of music I like, two of them are Nazam Berkasih (sung by Syura) and Goyang Bali (sung by Mas Idayu). If anyone is willing to tell me some things about Amis/Pangcah culture here, it would be appreciated but if not, that’s OK too.
Oh. I only know how the few kanji characters I learnt studying a bit of Japanese. Thanks for that though. I have looked at it a bit but it seems to be a page for teaching some basic phrases in Amis. I might be able to figure some things out though. 👍🏼
Oh, I see. Maybe I can pick up some if she or anyone else is willing to teach me a few sentences and words from time to time here. The structure doesn’t seem that different from Tagalog and Kapampangan from what I’ve seen and I actually understood one of the small sentences above, “ira ko speis anini” (something like “there’s this space” or something, am I right?). I learn’t a few phrases from your dictionary but there doesn’t seem to be a way to search easily in English. I’ve collected a few phrases though.