KWF Initiates Establishment of Capiz Dialect Orthography
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (Aug 3) -- The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (KWF) has facilitated a round table discussion to jumpstart the establishment of an orthography of the Capiz language.
KWF Commissioner Jose Laderas Santos led the discussion aimed at preserving and promoting the Capiznon dialect.
“A local dialect is very important in the learning process especially among the pupils to easily understand the subject matter,” Santos noted.
The orthography will be very useful for the schools now that K to 12 education program which kick off this school year requires mother tongues as medium of instruction for the new program’s lessons from kindergarten to Grade 3 in both public and private schools.
Representatives from the Department of Education (DepEd) and some private schools attended the activity.
Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Officer Alphonsus Tesoro said the orthography is in line with the provincial government’s thrust of preserving the culture and tradition of Capiz.
Tesoro added that a series of discussions will follow as a core group for the making of the Capiznon language alphabet has been organized during the talk.
The Capiznon language is a member of the Visayan language family and is often confused with Ilonggo or Hiligaynon but it has its own unique vocabulary and accent.
Some academicians are already in the process of making a Capiznon dictionary. (JCM/AAL-PIA6 Capiz)