Simple Tenses of the Verb in Kamayo Language ( Vol-2,Issue-5,September - October 2017 )
Author: Erwin R. Bucjan
Keyword: Kamayo Language, affixes, simple tenses, verb.
Abstract: Language is vital in daily basis, it is used to communicate and express ideas and thoughts making each member of the community co-exist harmoniously. Its distinctiveness has significance in social aspects such as the value to access power, influences other people and expresses the identity of a certain ethnic group. In Surigao del Sur, Philippines, Kamayo language has been used by the majority of people living in the mid-eastern part of the province. This is the common language used among the people in daily work, in communication and even in business ventures in the locality. The study aims to analyze the simple tenses of the verb in Kamayo language in the province of Surigao del Sur. The study specifically focuses on identifying the affixes and how these affixes are being used in the simple tenses of the verb in the Kamayo language. This is a qualitative type of research which utilizes a purposive sampling technique and conducted an interview to gather the necessary data in this investigation. It was found in this study that there were 6 affixes used in the tenses of verbs. The six affixes has its own conjugating affixes which is attached as prefix, suffix and circumfix of the Kamayo verb. The affixes cannot be attached anywhere from the root word because it may change its meaning. These conjugating affixes determine the tenses of Kamayo verb whether past, present or future tense. On the other hand, the result clearly implies that language is unique and dynamic. The Kamayo language is being used by the people living in the mid-eastern part of Surigao del Sur.
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