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Hi all,

 

Hoping someone can help clarify this txt message. As Filipinos often use an abbreviated form of words for txt mesages, sometimes it's hard to use a translate site to get an exact translation (other than the gist..).

 

Here is a txt message from a friend's phone:

 

mlakat kta nadowa sbong.

 

 I have guessed it is something about going to Sibonga?

 

Can I ask you guys 1. is this cebuano language? 2. what is the exact translation? 3.  If you are a native would this txt message make sense to you as is?

 

 

Thanks in advance for any insights :good:

 

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Headshot

My wife says it is Illongo and says (loosely translated), "Let's go to the cock pit (cock fighting arena)." I think it really depends on what vowels were dropped. Maybe you should just ask your friend to not abbreviate messages so you can understand them.

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"Let's go to the cock pit (cock fighting arena)."

 

 

 

mlakat kta nadowa sbong.

I believe Headshot'swife translated it correctly.

 

Malakat= To go

Kita/kta= Us/We

Nadowa=PLay/To Play

Sabong/sbog=cockfighting

 

I beleive it is Illonggo as it is obviously not Cebuano.

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Thanks guys for the input so  far. Seems a closed case unless there is a possible alternative reading.

 

I think it really depends on what vowels were dropped.

 

Yes, somehow I got Sibonga as I added those vowels (using a translator and guessing the dropped ones) because my friend used to live there. Completely missed the 'play' part as it didn't translate.

 

 

I beleive it is Illonggo as it is obviously not Cebuano.

Thanks. So far 2 votes for it not being cebuano.

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