Using a hyphen

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Using a hyphen

  1. 1. Using A HYPHEN Lapu-lapu o Lapulapu?
  2. 2. General Rule  A HYPHEN is different from a DASH  Hyphen is – (shorter),a Dash is – (longer)  Primary purposes of a Hyphen:  To divide words that split at the end of a line.  To join word parts into a single word.
  3. 3. General Rule  A DASH is longer since it indicates a break or an interruption in the thought  Dashes are used to set off part of a sentence and tend to emphasize the set- off text.
  4. 4. General Rule  A DASH is meaningless to a word while a HYPHEN changes the meaning of a word.  Ehemplo: habalhabal (noun) habal-habal (verb)
  5. 5. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Rule 6-a : Use a hyphen in repeated words that are intended to emphasize repetition of action; to show similarities or likeness.  Ehemplo: lukso-lukso itom-itom kaon-kaon, habal-habal
  6. 6. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Rule 6-b : Don’t use a hyphen in repeated words that are considered rootwords and can not stand if not repeated.  Ehemplo: taudtaod hunahuna bukubuko
  7. 7. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Rule 6-b : Don’t use a hyphen in repeated words that are considered rootwords and can not stand if not repeated.  Exception: Use a hyphen when it has another meaning. Lainlain (different) Lain-lain (set aside) Lapulapu (a hero) Lapu-lapu (fish)
  8. 8. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Rule 6-k : Don’t use a hyphen when the repeated word is used as a proper noun. Lapulapu kasingkasing habalhabal
  9. 9. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Rule 5-b : Don’t use a hyphen when a repeated word is a rootword. Lumlom pukpok hunghong gulgol sumsom sungsong luglog hushos tuktok
  10. 10. Hyphen Rule for Cebuano Writing  Combined words : Each of the combined words are of different meaning and the hyphen replaces a missing word. gipusil-patay balay-lungsod batakan-balaod

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