I love you

19:45 Mar 30, 2000
English to Iloko translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: I love you
I want a translation of "I love you" into the language of ilocano

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naAy-ayaten ka.
Caroline Delizo
naAy-ayaten ka



135 days
Ay-ayaten ka

I learned this from my late wife who was ilocano. Ay=I ayaten=love ka=you.

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389 days
Ay-ayaten ka.

The following are characteristics of Ilokano verbs
a. affixes are used to indicate if the action had been completed or not
b. affixes are used to indicate the focus of the sentence as compared to the stress in English
c. the simple present and present progressive tense in English are the same in Ilokano. Wedon't have tenses only aspects

The following are features of Ilokano sentences.
a. the word order : predicate + subject + obj
b. in the above sentence structure there are two basic groups of personal pronouns ( Ak set and the Ko set)
c. when the subject is "I" and the object is "you" , the "I" is omitted when the speaker focuses on the object of the sentence.
d. when the speaker focuses or stresses on the object of the sentence the affix " -en" is affixed to the root word ( ayat)
e. the pronouns under the "Ak " Set takes the slot of the focused element of the sentence ( in this case the object). "Ka" is under this Ak set.

The sentence " Ay-ayaten ka." literally means Loving you and Love you. The "I" is implied.

Ka is you.

The root verb is "ayat". When affixed with "-en-" is conjugated as follows:
ayaten , inayat, ay-ayaten, ayaten.

    Ilokano Grammar Notes by Caroline Delizo
Caroline Delizo
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Native speaker of: Native in IlokoIloko, Native in TagalogTagalog
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