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Author Photo by: stevesmi Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Nov 11 2019, 3:20pm CST ~ 7 mos. ago. 
Hi. General question. The official stress accent (diacritics) marks that are thankfully in abundance on this sight are very, very seldom used elsewhere. Is there a definitive reference dictionary which includes these ?
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Nov 11 2019, 4:17pm CST ~ 7 mos. ago. 
@stevesmi
Many written/physical dictionaries include the marks. It’d be hard to say which is more definitive than another. The UP Dictionary is fairly well respected and includes the diacritical marks, but it’s written in Tagalog.
 
UP Dictionary: If you search the dictionary on this website, then click the blue “Other Dictionaries” button in the search results, you can then click the “UP Diksiyonaryo” button to pull up their entry for the word (in Tagalog) and compare.
 
I’ve found that for some words, even well respected sources can ocasionally have conflicting info...I assume this is more commonly because of regional differences than actual error, since the authors of the sources are all native Tagalog speakers.
 
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Author Photo stevesmi Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Nov 11 2019, 9:38pm CST ~ 7 mos. ago. 
When you say many written/physical dictionaries then I would guess that you mean "real" A5-sized dictionaries because many pocket-sized dictionaries don't include them sadly and nor do the glossary-type dictionaries in most witten instructional materials.
 
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Nov 11 2019, 10:59pm CST ~ 7 mos. ago. 
@stevesmi
Oh yeah, could be...I tend to avoid materials without accents like the plague...it just messes up your pronunciation too badly to memorize something incorrectly.
 
My go-to physical dictionaries are:
Tagalog-English Dictionary by Rubino
English-Tagalog Dictionary by Leo James English
and
Vicassan’s Pilipino-English Dictionary by Santos
 
...these are all large-ish dictionaries and all have accent marks in them.
 
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Author Photo stevesmi Badge: SupporterBadge: Serious Supporter
Nov 22 2019, 3:14am CST ~ 7 mos. ago. 
@TLDCAdmin I found a small, pocket-sized, one, at last. It is the Berlitz Filipino (Tagalog) Phrasebook and Dictionary. It is conversational not academic Tagalog so it doesn't go into too much instructional detail but it does a little AND it does include all of the official diacritic / accent / stress marks that I find so much more useful than the homemade stress marks of almost all other books, courses and websites.
 
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