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rey panaligan
Pronunciation Tagalog uses the Latin Alphabet. Consonants are pronounced much like in English. Vowels are pronounced as follows. A - as in musical note LA E - as in RE I  - as in MI O - as in DO U - as in PUT Note that vowels in words are pronounced exactly as presented above. We may say that pronunciation is somewhat flat and does not vary in different ways .
May 30, 2008 8:10 PM
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Tagalog actually originated with its own alphabet with figures representing a sound much like the Korean script. This alphabet was too intimidating for the spaniards so they incorporated the roman letter alphabet and the vowels are identical to spanish vowels. Some assume that since many words are identical or close to spanish words that the language follows suit to the spanish grammar. This is not true! Tagalog is an Asian Language and the Philippines is an Asian Country so the language and culture is Asian with the grammar following suite to the evolution of Tagalog in Asia.

November 3, 2012
i want to know more....salamat
October 4, 2008

You're welcome!

September 9, 2008
thanks for your introduction!
Salamat po!
September 4, 2008
rey panaligan
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