August 2018 is Month of Language in the Philippines.
Ng and Nang – two simple looking and similarly sounding syllables, yet these are pre-occupying many of us from time to time because of their complexity. And because of their nuances, up to now we, this writer not exempted, haven’t quite mastered their proper usage.
Online, a number of pages and resource sites are dedicated to providing users and Philippine students guidance on the proper and correct use of ‘ng’ and ‘nang’. There are those that remain on top of the search index because of their authority and popularity.
In Google search, we’re happy to note that our page on this topic has remained in the top 10 since we first wrote about in 2009.
Buwan Ng Wika
Buwan ng Wika (Month of Language) is observed in the Philippines the entire month of August every year, with the Commission on the Filipino Language as the lead authority.
Ayon sa Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, ang tema ng Buwan ng Wika sa Agosto 2018 ay “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik (Language of Research).”
Ang tema noong nakaraang taon ay “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago.”
This page’s translation: According to the Commission on the Filipino Language, the theme is “Filipino: Wika ng Saliksik (Language of Research).”
Ang tema noong nakaraang taon ay “Filipino: Wikang Mapagbago.” (The theme last year was “Filipino: Dynamic Language”).
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