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Author Photo by: adeynobike
Sep 09 2022, 4:40pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Question: Diphthongs and Other Letter Pairings,
"dy" and "diy" are pronounced similar to "j" in the English word "jeep"
dyipni
 
dyakpat
dyak en poy
diyaryo
diyós
 
I get diyaryo wrong in Diphthongs and other letter pairings drill it tells me dyaryo is it to do with how you say it in a sentence. thank you
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Author Photo Juantutri Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Sep 09 2022, 10:13pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
@adeynobike
 
It's an error in the Drill set. The correct answer should be "diyaryo".
 
Please note also that the "dy" in "dyipni", "dyakpat", and "dyak en poy" are meant to sound exactly like "J" - jeepney, jackpot, Jack en Poy. The 20-letter Tagalog alphabet does not have the letter "J" so "dy" is used to approximate the sound when we write the English words in pure Tagalog.
 
"Diyaryo" and "diyos", on the other hand, are from the Spanish "diario" and "dios". The "y" is added in Tagalog to produce the diphthong sound of "ia" and "io". Without the "y", the words would be pronounced incorrectly as "di-ar-yo" and "di-os". "Dyaryo" is a variant form, but the "dya" should be pronounced properly with the "D" sound in mind and not the "J".
 
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Author Photo adeynobike
Sep 11 2022, 4:01pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 2 days ago. 
@Juantutri Thank you for your reply and explaining everything
 
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