Guarding Mangyan tradition: DLSU creates first Hanunoo e-dictionary

Photograph courtesy of DLSU

MANILA, Philippines — School members and college students of De La Salle College (DLSU) have developed a cellular app and a web site that options the primary Hanunoo Mangyan e-dictionary.

The e-dictionary, a product of the analysis titled “Language Preservation and Documentation of Hanunoo: Saving the Mangyan Culture”, goals to “promote and preserve the language and to add impetus to future collaborative work with the speech community,” DLSU mentioned in a press release on Tuesday. 

The analysis was made by school members of DLSU’s Division of English and Utilized Linguistics, Faculty of Pc Research, and Behavioral Sciences Division whereas the e-dictionary was developed by the Faculty of Pc Research college students Beatris Mariell Choo, Robee Khyra Mae Te, and Jan Kristoffer Cheng. 

It was the Division of Science and Know-how-Nationwide Analysis Council of the Philippines which funded the analysis.

Hanunoo Mangyan e-dictionary

A group composed of school members and college students from De La Salle College (DLSU) has developed a cellular app and a web site that includes the primary Hanunoo Mangyan e-dictionary. Photograph courtesy of DLSU

Hanunoo is likely one of the eight ethnolinguistic teams comprising the Mangyans of Mindoro island. The opposite ethnic teams are Iraya, Alangan, Tadyawan, Tau-buid, Bangon, Buhid, and Ratagnon.

DLSU school members Dr. Rochelle Irene Lucas (undertaking chief), Dr. Joel Ilao, Dr. Melvin Jabar, and Dr. Ethel Ong chosen Hanunoo for the analysis and e-dictionary undertaking. 

Based on the multi-disciplinary group, they’re eyeing to develop comparable dictionaries for the opposite Mangyan languages sooner or later.

DLSU mentioned its analysis initiative was a response to the decision of former Schooling Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, for larger training establishments to undertake one indigenous Philippine language for preservation and revitalization.

TOPICS: Culture, De La Salle University, DLSU, e-dictionary, Hanunoo, Language Preservation and Documentation of Hanunoo: Saving the Mangyan Culture, local news, Mangyan, Mangyan language, Mindoro, nation, national news, News, Philippine news updates

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