Other Replaceable Tagalog Sounds

sounds

may be replaced by

example(s)

alternative pronunciation(s)

meaning

ai

ay, ey, e

kailan  

kaylan  , keylan  , kelan”  

when

au

aw, o

kaunti’  

kawnti’  , konti’”  

a little

ay

ey, e

may  

mey  , me  

there’s (a/some)…

diy, dy

j

diyan  ,

dyaryo  

jan,”  

jaryo”  

there,

newspaper

niy

ñ (ny)

niyog  

ñog (nyog)”  

coconut

siy, sy

sh

siya,  

masyado  

sha,”  

mashado”  

he/she,

too (much)

tiy, ty

ch

tiyak  ,

tyan  

chak,”  

chan”  

doubtless,

belly

ts

ch

kotse  ,

tsokolate  

koche,”  

chokolate”  

car,

chocolate

sounds

ai

may be replaced by

ay, ey, e

example(s)

kailan  

alternative pronunciation(s)

kaylan  , keylan  , kelan”  

meaning

when

sounds

au

may be replaced by

aw, o

example(s)

kaunti’  

alternative pronunciation(s)

kawnti’  , konti’”  

meaning

a little

sounds

ay

may be replaced by

ey, e

example(s)

may  

alternative pronunciation(s)

mey  , me  

meaning

there’s (a/some)…

sounds

diy, dy

may be replaced by

j

example(s)

diyan  ,

dyaryo  

alternative pronunciation(s)

jan,”  

jaryo”  

meaning

there,

newspaper

sounds

niy

may be replaced by

ñ (ny)

example(s)

niyog  

alternative pronunciation(s)

ñog (nyog)”  

meaning

coconut

sounds

siy, sy

may be replaced by

sh

example(s)

siya,  

masyado  

alternative pronunciation(s)

sha,”  

mashado”  

meaning

he/she,

too (much)

sounds

tiy, ty

may be replaced by

ch

example(s)

tiyak  ,

tyan  

alternative pronunciation(s)

chak,”  

chan”  

meaning

doubtless,

belly

sounds

ts

may be replaced by

ch

example(s)

kotse  ,

tsokolate  

alternative pronunciation(s)

koche,”  

chokolate”  

meaning

car,

chocolate

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