Ama, Ina, Anak (Father, Mother, Child)

Posted on Oct 31, 2009 in interpretations


by Reimon Sonam (Raymund Cosare). 

What basic meanings can we uncover about family by examining the baybayin of father, mother and child? Cosare helps us by the following simple exercise:

Pag-intindi ng Konsepto ng Pamilya sa Pamamagitan ng Paggamit ng Baybayin.

  • Nilalaman ng salitang anak ang bahagi ng salitang ama at bahagi ng salitang ina.
  • Pinapahapyaw ng unlaping ka ang pagkaugnay (hal., kapatid, kasama) o ang pagkakaisa.
  • Magandang pagnilayan ang mga malalim na kahulugan ng tatlong salitang ito.

Understanding the Concept of Family through the Subjective Interpretation of Baybayin.

  • The word for child, anak, includes part of the word for father, ama, and part of the word for mother, ina.
  • The prefix ka implies relationship (e.g. sibling, companion) or the process of unifying.
  • One would do well to ponder on the deeper meanings of these three words.


Reimon expounds on this further for Our Own Voice literary e-zine here.

This module was first presented during a Servant Leadership seminar held at the Asian Institute of Management in 2002. 


  1. Maaari bang ipanguna and pag-banggit sa Ina bago sa pag-banggit sa Ama?

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  2. o kapatid kung sinta, kung makaisip tayo na mabuong sarili, maaari na na walang akto na ang nauuna o nahuhuli.

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