Bibliographic directory of dictionaries, grammars, books on the history of the Spanish language, orthography, prosody, metrics, dialogues...
Pocas noticias son las que poseemos de Venancio María de Abella, autor de un Vade-mecum filipino, una de los manuales más antiguos para enseñar y aprender el tagalo, cuya primera edición parece ser de 1868, cuando ya llevaba veinte años en Filipinas. Por sus obras hay que entender que se dedicaba a la enseñanza del español en el archipiélago, y con gran acierto, a tenor de las ediciones del Vade-mecum, de cuya primera salida no hemos logrado localizar ningún ejemplar ni una referencia exacta.
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