If you speak english, and your filipino your consider trilangual??? because...?

theres two languages if your filipino..

theres tagalog and ilocano

if you speak both and english

ur consider as trilangual right??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    linguistically speaking, yes.

    if you'll compare ilocano and tagalog/filipino, you'll see a VERY big difference. dialect is more of spanish spoken in mainland spain and in argentina.

    example:

    Tagalog: Kumakain ang mga bata sa ilog.

    Ilocano: Mang-mangan dagijay ub-ubing 'jay karayan.

    tagalog: Hawak ko ang watawat.

    ilocano: Iggim ko atoy bandila.

    tagalog: Naglalakad sila.

    ilocano: Magmagna isuda.

    tagalog: bakit kasi ganyan ka?

    ilocano: apay gamen nga kasta ka?

    now, how could they be similar?

    to those who don't have any idea about ilocano and tagalog, its pretty easy to say that they're just dialects because all references say so as declared by the Philippine government.

    so......

    Politically speaking, no.

    In the Philippines, the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (Commission on the Filipino Language) declared all the indigenous languages in the Philippines dialects[citation needed] despite the great differences between them, as well as the existence of significant bodies of literature in each of the major "dialects" and daily newspapers in some.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dialect

  • 1 decade ago

    no because tagalog and ilocano are dialects, maybe if u undertand spanish that can be trilingual(because tagalog is close to spanish language.

    here is the definiton of what a dialect is: (from the Greek word διάλεκτος, dialektos) is a variety of a language that is characteristic of a particular group of the language's speakers.[1] The term is applied most often to regional speech patterns, but a dialect may also be defined by other factors, such as social class.[2] Sometimes in stories authors use dialects to make a character stand

    Source(s): from wikipedia
  • Dao
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    That must mean I'm trilangual since I can speak 2 different dialects of Hmong. But no, you aren't, sorry to burst your bubble.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes, as long as tagalog and ilocano are different languages and not just local pronunciation types

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