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The Letter "I"

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One particular difference from English, is that the letter "i" always makes an "ee" sound in the Filipino language. This can take some getting used to for native English speakers. You may have noticed this already when speaking to people with a Filipino accent.

Try listening to some of the examples below and take note of the sound the "i" makes in these words:
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Examples:
bibíg
minuto
mahirap
prito
isdâ
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kilikili
pinyá
ilog
hindî
kaliwâ
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Examples:
bibig
minuto
mahirap
prito
isda
+ more examples
kilikili
pinya
ilog
hindi
kaliwa

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