Class Module Calling Mosquito as “Namok” in Tagalog Goes Viral
A certain netizen has posted the photo of a class module calling mosquito “Namok” in Tagalog elicits comments online.
A Facebook user named “Lakandupil Caparanga Garcia” has shared the photo of a self-learning module calling mosquito as “Namok” instead of what we used to call “Lamok”. The post garnered various reactions from the netizens.
Garcia explained that the module has been written in a “Vernacular” language. Truly, mosquito is called “Lamok” in the Tagalog language and most books. However, it was called “Namok” in other languages.
The netizen explained that mosquito is “Namok” in languages including Bikolano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Sebwano at Samar-Leyte, according to Diksyunaryo-Tesauro of JV Panganiban.
However, several netizens denied the claims of Garcia and explained that they are not using the term “Namok” in the languages he mentioned but some of them agreed.
Here is the full post:
“Sa nag-post at sa mga nagtawa (na karamiha’y Tagalog), hindi ko kayo masisisi. PERO ang modyul ay ISINULAT SA WIKANG BERNAKULAR. Tunay na LAMOK sa Tagalog, ngunit NAMOK naman sa ilang bahagi ng kapuluan na ang wika ay Bikolano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Sebwano at Samar-Leyte (Diksyunaryo-Tesauro ni JV Panganiban).”
The social media users expressed their reactions to the post:
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