The formation of Zamboanga Chabacano language sentences

2021 IJRSE – Volume 10 Issue 5

Available Online: 15 June 2021


Pahulaya, Vilma L.*
Western Mindanao State University, Philippines (


The purpose of this study is to describe and evaluate the sentences in the Zamboanga Chabacano language in the city of Zamboanga. Qualitative design was used in this study. Descriptive analysis was used to analyze the sentences in the Zamboanga Chabacano language. Purposive sampling was used in selecting the respondents in this study. The instrument of this study was actual conversations of the respondents. These conversations come from seven domains; at home, at school, at church, at the bus terminal, at the market, at the internet Café and at the mall. It is confirmed and validated that what the participants in the conversation are Zamboanga Chabacano language. The focus of the analysis is on the character of the sentence, the word structure in the sentence construction and the markers within the sentence. The study found that the part of the sentences of Zamboanga Chabacano consist of subject and predicate. There are two sentence structures; the ordinary and unusual order. Whether the subject or predicate precedes the sentence does not change meaning of the said sentence. Except for the pronoun, the subject of the sentence is always marked. The predicate has no marker within the sentence. Conjunctive verbs used in a sentence are only consonants and prepositions. There is no proper Zamboanga Chabacano language. The punctuation marks used in a sentence are the preposition, preposition and the punctuation mark of the verb. Verb compliments are moved to different position within the sentence; front, middle, or rear changing the meaning of the said sentence.

Keywords: Zamboanga Chabacano language; sentences; characteristics; parts and order; structure words; conjunction and marker



Cite this article:
Pahulaya, V. L. (2021). The formation of Zamboanga Chabacano language sentences. International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(5), 111-131.

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