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aquiline

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Include Filipino as one of the supported languages of Amazon Kindle
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 5:22 AM
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Hi,

I have this favorite Filipino author. I want her e-book works to be published here in amazon. Problem is, the website does not support the Filipino language. In her recent works, she was able to publish an e-book in Filipino edition here at amazon.com. And then just recently, I mean last year, amazon did not allow her latest work to be published, since Filipino is not a supported language. Please do consider it, whoever's in charge of this thing. There are lots of Filipino authors who are very much eager to have their works published in amazon. The readers and fans are also waiting for the change. I hope that this thing will be resolved soon. Thank you.
Gary O'Riley

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Re: Include Filipino as one of the supported languages of Amazon Kindle
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 5:45 AM   in response to: aquiline in response to: aquiline
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aquiline wrote:
Hi,

I have this favorite Filipino author.


Is her name Franchesca Tatel, by any chance?
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Include Filipino as one of the supported languages of Amazon Kindle
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 7:05 AM   in response to: aquiline in response to: aquiline
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Amazon does not read this forum.
Jonathan B

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Re: Include Filipino as one of the supported languages of Amazon Kindle
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 8:47 AM   in response to: aquiline in response to: aquiline
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Aside from the fact that none of us have control over which languages Amazon supports, there really isn't a language called "Filipino." If you mean Tagalog, then I think all the Cebuano, Bicol, and other language speakers might take issue with referring to it as "Filipino."

As to your basic issue, you would need to contact Amazon itself.
Brad the wronger

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Re: Include Filipino as one of the supported languages of Amazon Kindle
Posted: Jan 24, 2018 9:22 AM   in response to: Jonathan B in response to: Jonathan B
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there really isn't a language called "Filipino."

Well, not exactly. I've been schooled on this (unfortunately but usually cheerfully) innumerable times by first, second, and third generation Pinay nurses.
The lesson goes as follows:
1. There are many languages in the Philippines.
2. Filipino is the proper name of the common language known as Tagalog, the primary language of Manila and national publications and newscasts.
3. Half the popl of the PI use Filipino as their first language, half of the rest use it as a second language.
4. Tagalog is more of a slang term than a proper term for that language.
5. Someday, the rest of the PI will get with the program and learn Ilocano.

"Oh, so Filipinos call it Filipino and the rest of us incorrectly call it Tagalog?" Brad asks, looking forward to the end of the badgering.
"Not necessarily. But the good news for you is, Meridel brought banana lumpia to the potluck today."

And there we have it. Lumpia always wins.
Jonathan B

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Posted: Jan 24, 2018 10:59 AM   in response to: Brad the wronger in response to: Brad the wronger
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Brad the wronger wrote:
there really isn't a language called "Filipino."

Well, not exactly. I've been schooled on this (unfortunately but usually cheerfully) innumerable times by first, second, and third generation Pinay nurses.
The lesson goes as follows:
1. There are many languages in the Philippines.
2. Filipino is the proper name of the common language known as Tagalog, the primary language of Manila and national publications and newscasts.
3. Half the popl of the PI use Filipino as their first language, half of the rest use it as a second language.
4. Tagalog is more of a slang term than a proper term for that language.
5. Someday, the rest of the PI will get with the program and learn Ilocano.

"Oh, so Filipinos call it Filipino and the rest of us incorrectly call it Tagalog?" Brad asks, looking forward to the end of the badgering.
"Not necessarily. But the good news for you is, Meridel brought banana lumpia to the potluck today."

And there we have it. Lumpia always wins.


Yes and no, and I should ahve been more specific. Tagalog is the native language of 25% of the people of the country and is spoken by more than half. It is one of the three official languages of the country. However, those who speak any of the Visayan languages or Bicol tend to stress that it is "Tagalog," rather than "Filipino." My main Filipino customer base when before I quit to become a writer was in Cebu, and I was lectured on this on more than one occasion. :)

Lumpia does win, though. I had it yesterday. :)
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