People in Manila have a notion that they are the center of correct accent and right pronunciation.
But the longer I stay in the capital city of the Philippines, the more it revealed to me that Metro Manila is too a cradle of funny and erroneous pronunciations.
If you’ve been born in Manila or Luzon, this is for you. If you’re a promdi (from the province), this is a guide for you not to mimic the tagalogs’ pronunciation blunders.
|English word||Tagalog pronunciation (Incorrect)||Correct pronunciation (click the speaker icon)|
*Because of the popularity of the sport, this error has spread throughout the country.
I therefore conclude that the tagalogs/Luzonians have been fed with erroneous english pronunciations all along.
Related topic: School Bukel