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thanks for sharing i have some philippine friends and would love to learn the philippine langue so i can communicate with them in their langue too
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TAGALOG has 16 consonant sounds, 5 vowel sounds, and 5 diphthongs. Syllable stress is used to distinguish between words that are otherwise similar. With the exception of the glottal stop ( ' ), all of the sounds are represented by letters in writing. TAGALOG is a highly phonetic language. Generally, words are spelled as they are pronounced.
The Tagalog consonants are b, d, k, g, h, l, m, n, ng, p, ( ' ), r, s, t,
w, and y. Ng represents the velar nasal, and the apostrophe ( ' ) represents the glottal stop.
The Consonant "Ng"
Ng occurs in word-initial, -medial, and -final positions. English also has the consonant ng, but it only occurs at the end of words like sing and ring. On the other hand, in Tagalog ng can occur at the beginning, middle, or end of a word. Because English speakers are only accustomed to ng in the word-final position, they may have difficulty pronouncing ng when it occurs at the beginning or middle of a word.
P, T, and K
These consonants are never aspirated in Tagalog, even in word-initial position.
The Consonant R
This sound in Tagalog is a tap. It is produced with the tip of the tongue slightly tapping the alveolar ridge (the area above the teeth or the gum ridge).
The Consonant L
This sound in Tagalog is produced with the tongue flat from the tip to the back with the tip touching the back of the upper teeth.
T, D, N, and S
These sounds in Tagalog are produced with the tongue tip at the back of the upper teeth.
Other Tagalog Consonants
The consonants h, b, g, m, y, and w are similar to the corresponding sounds in English.
The Tagalog vowels are i, e, a, o, and u. Generally, these sounds maintain their pronunciation (or phonetic properties) regardless of the sounds around them. Consecutive vowels are generally articulated with a glottal stop intervening between them.
The mid vowels e and o are relatively new additions assimilated from Spanish.
The Tagalog diphthongs are iw, ay, aw, oy, and uy. These are complex sounds which are combinations of simple vowels and semi-vowels.
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