Richie Ramos (gaijin@i-manila.com.ph)
Fri, 5 Jan 2001 10:32:03 +0800


> > "Maganac" is actually borrowed from Tagalog. It's based on the word
> > "Magaanak," meaning "family."
> Wow, didn't know this. ^_^
> Being a native speaker of tagalog - the word "Magaanak" means nothing in
the
> language. I believe the word you're looking for is "Maganak" (without the
> extra "a") which means family. It is an archaic term for most Filipinos,
as
> we have adapted the Spanish "Pamilya" as the more generally accepted term.
> We use the derived word "Kamaganak", which means "of same kin", more
> commonly than "Maganak" here.

Is the archaic form mag-anak still used? from the usage i hear nowadays,
it's now used as a contraction for kamag-anak. anyway, that's fiddling
about. have there been other terms in gundam which have Filipino roots?

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