2 questions about Tagalog adjectives

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Which, if either is more common in colloquial speech?


a) Kapatid ni Martha ang matangkad na lalaki.


b) Kapatid ni Martha ang lalaking matangkad.




2) a) Kapatid ni Martha ang mga matangkad na lalaki.


b) Kapatid ni Martha ang matatangkad na lalaki.

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For number 1, both are very common. Ultimately, the structure depends on the speaker.

For number 2, "Mga kapatid ni Martha ang matatangkad na lalaki." would be preferred, in my opinion. 

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1. Both A and B


2. I prefer B, but I think it should be, Kapatid ni Martha ang mga matatangkad na lalaki.

Charlyn Amoin

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Mei wrote:
For number 1, both are very common. Ultimately, the structure depends on the speaker.
For number 2, "Mga kapatid ni Martha ang matatangkad na lalaki." would be preferred, in my opinion.

Charlyn wrote:

1. Both A and B

2. I prefer B, but I think it should be, Kapatid ni Martha ang mga matatangkad na lalaki.

Thanks!

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Your welcome Leo! 

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leosmith wrote:
Which, if either is more common in colloquial speech?
a) Kapatid ni Martha ang matangkad na lalaki.
b) Kapatid ni Martha ang lalaking matangkad.

2) a) Kapatid ni Martha ang mga matangkad na lalaki.
b) Kapatid ni Martha ang matatangkad na lalaki.


For all of this, I'm assuming the brother is younger because if he were older, we'd be using an honorific -- kuya.


Martha's brother is the tall one.

Yung matangkad na lalaki ang kapatid ni Martha.

Kapatid ni Martha yung matangkad na lalaki.


Martha's brother is tall.

Ang kapatid ni Martha na lalaki ay matangkad.

Matangkad ang lalaking kapatid ni Martha.

Matangkad ang kapatid ni Martha na lalaki.

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