mintinar

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Pseudo-Hispanism, derived from English maintain +‎ Cebuano ar (correct Spanish is mantener). Maintain is altered to mintin to reflect a Cebuano pronunciation treating /e/ and /i/ as allophones.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: min‧ti‧nar
  • IPA(key): /mintiˈnaɾ/, [mɪn̪t̪ɪˈn̪aɾ̪]

VerbEdit

mintinár

  1. to maintain; to keep up; to preserve; to uphold a state, condition etc.