Tagalog Syllables Aka “Abakada”
Category : Pronunciation
In 1940, the Philippines adopted an indigenized version of the Latin alphabet for the Tagalog-based Filipino national language known as “Abakada”. It was superceded by the modern Filipino alphabet as the official alphabet of the Philippines in 1987. However, learning “Abakada” is still a vital step to speaking Tagalog.
A B K D E G H I L M N Ng O P R S T U W Y
Rule: Spell or name each consonant with an “a” at the end.
A B K D E G H I L
M N NG O P R S T U W Y
The majority of words in the Tagalog language will be comprised of “Abakada” letters, so get to know them well and practice your pronunciation!