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What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« on: June 19, 2008, 02:22:39 PM »
All,

I have been reading & taking a small part in a discussion on the LinP3 Yahoo Group. It all centres around the meaning/understanding/ use, of the word \'Sige\'.

The original poster spelled it \'SIGI\' which prompted this from Frank:


Actually, I believe it\'s spelled..sige as in \'sige na\' asking a favor or, literally...you please. there\'s no letter \'C\' in the Tagalog alphabet.

Frank in Pagadian


I then chipped in with:


Frank,

Sorry, didn\'t understand your definition of Sige. It means \"ok, okey,
bye, goodbye, go on, go ahead, proceed, continue\" Na means now, so
Sige Na is bye now, Ok now, etc.

Keith.


Franks reply was:

Keith,
I\'m in Mindanao and the phrase \'sge na\', as it is used here, is like
a request for a favor. My wife uses it mostly when she wants me to do
something, ie: \"Can you get me water? Sige na.\" Maybe the difference
is the language...my wife speaks Visayan and, maybe it has a different
meaning in Tagalog. But, there is no letter \'C\' in the tagalog alphabet.
Frank in Pagadian


and then this from our own GregW:

Keith, Frank, and all.

The most important thing to remember about sige is \"sige pa\". This
means \"again\" or \"another\". It is best used when in a restaurant or
drinking establishment and in the following manner. Hold up a bottle
of near empty SMB, look at the waitress/waiter and say \"sige pa\". You
will be rewarded handsomely. This proceedure has also been known to
work with wives, however it is not always effective in this instance.

:-)

GregW


My question is, does Sige remain more or less the same in Tagalog, Visaya & Mindanao i.e. \"ok, okey, bye, goodbye, go on, go ahead, proceed, continue\" and by adding Na makes it Now and that Pa adds Again. As in Sige Na = ok now, bye now or come on now as in Franks example or ok again as in Gregs example?

How does it get used in your daily life?

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Re: What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 07:50:23 PM »
Sige, sigi whatever it is, they all mean same.  Cge, cg, sg we used that for text messages or chatting, it\'s all means ok and yes in Philippines.  If cebuanos inivite you for dinner for instance, you can say sige if you agree. 

Sige na, means, go ahead or as Frank said if you\'ll request something, also used if we demand something

Sige pa 
if you want more or if somebody keeps doing something.
 Example:  sige pa siya ug kanta - she keeps singing
               sige pa mi ug bisita niya - we keep visiting her/him
 

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Re: What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 08:22:48 PM »
Sige...is the right spelling but as Marie said we used all kind...the spelling really is not important because we write it as we pronounce it..bisaya sounds like sigi...but you are all right about sige.. :D  it\'s the words that never stop...by adding na , ah, pa, ka ,ba and soon it constantly change it\'s meaning,and believe me, if we add an expression and sound to it, it change the meaning too  ;D  ;D  ;D..
Understanding is deeper than knowledge....

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Re: What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 09:39:11 PM »
In Aklanon, we also have sige na and it has the same meaning with that of the Cebuano language.
But in Aklan, we also have, Sige gid!
If you use this expression, you are warning the person you are talking with not to continue with what he/she is doing, otherwise, he/she will get into trouble.
Example: Sige gid agod makit-an mo ring gina-usoy.
Go on with what you are doing so you will see what you are looking for (usually trouble).

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Re: What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 09:53:00 PM »
In Aklanon, we also have sige na and it has the same meaning with that of the Cebuano language.
But in Aklan, we also have, Sige gid!
If you use this expression, you are warning the person you are talking with not to continue with what he/she is doing, otherwise, he/she will get into trouble.
Example: Sige gid agod makit-an mo ring gina-usoy.
Go on with what you are doing so you will see what you are looking for (usually trouble).

That\'s funny because my asawa uses Sige Na to much the same effect with me
:o ::)

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Re: What does Sige (Sigi, Cge) mean to you?
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 05:18:40 AM »
In Aklan, sige na means, please. It\'s a plead or a request.
Like Sige na, maagto kita sa sina.
Please, let\'s us see a movie.