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Author Photo by: itsneiacard
Jun 08 2020, 10:34am CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
Question: How do you know whether to use dy- or dyi- at the beginning of a word?
(For spelling after hearing the word)
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Jun 08 2020, 11:04am CST ~ 1 mo., 6 days ago. 
The short answer is to use what everyone else is using. ; )
 
If you want a little more definitive answer for formal text, you can search for both words in the TLDC Corpus, and restrict the TDLC Corpus results to "All News Reports".
 
Ex:
www.tagaloglessons.c om/examplefinder/ind ex.php?keyword=diyos ,dyos
 
Some versions there is a clear correct answer, others they are used interchangeably.
 
For example, for the term "newspaper", when you look at actual newspaper articles, they use both terms, but one is definitely more common:
www.tagaloglessons.c om/examplefinder/ind ex.php?keyword=diyar yo,dyaryo
diyaryo = 107x
dyaryo = 22x
 
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Author Photo BoraMac
Jun 08 2020, 5:04pm CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
@itsneiacard
 
OMGulay...good on yah for thinking you can actually pronounce the difference at speed...
 
Everyone develops their style...and you should too...decide which one you prefer or when...and enjoy your confidence.
 
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Jun 08 2020, 5:15pm CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
@BoraMac I assumed she meant spelling, but maybe I’m wrong...
 
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Author Photo itsneiacard
Jun 08 2020, 5:33pm CST ~ 1 mo., 5 days ago. 
@jkos Oh, yes I did mean spelling hehe
 
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Author Photo blueshell Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jun 12 2020, 12:01pm CST ~ 1 mo., 2 days ago. 
@itsneiacard As a native speaker, we use the spelling "diy" for formal situations while "dy" is for informal. In speaking, you can hear some Tagalog speakers still using "diy" especially if they are from original Tagalog provinces like Batangas, Cavite and Bulacan.
 
Example: Diyan = Dyan (Here)
Diyos = Dyos (God, but please note we don't use "Dyos" since God is always considered to be formal). I hope this helps you a bit
 
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