Which region of Philippines would you place my Tagalog… or doe

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Author Photo by: iloko
Jul 17 2020, 9:26pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago. 
Which region of Philippines would you place my Tagalog… or does it sound completely foreign to Philippines? h?v=anJwjlCfL4s
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Author Photo jkos Badge: AdminBadge: SupporterBadge: VIP Supporter
Jul 17 2020, 10:32pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 5 days ago. 
It’s good you’re able to start communicate using your Tagalog!
There is still a lot of foreign influence in your accent, though, so your region would still be “foreigner”, IMO.
One suggestion: try focusing on your R’s and getting those to sound more Filipino - I think it would go a long way to sounding more native.
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Author Photo blueshell Badge: Native Tagalog Speaker
Jul 19 2020, 10:32am CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
@iloko I can really hear your efforts in enunciating dear. That's so great!
However, I agree with jkos. Your Tagalog still sounds foreign, but please don't lose hope! Tagalog sounds stronger than English, so I suggest you try to practice speaking each letter with more force, no slangs or airy sounds in between. For example, in English, "T" is pronounced with air coming out in between your teeth with your tongue touching your lower front teeth. In Tagalog, we pronounce "T" a bit harder, with almost no air coming out, pushing your upper teeth with your tongue. Also with letters "D" and "K", as much as possible, please prevent air to come out from your lips.
Please practice more and I'm sure you'll get better. You may find some helpful videos in YouTube and lessons here in this site I hope this helps.
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Author Photo BoraMac
Jul 19 2020, 1:12pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 4 days ago. 
Really hard question. I am pretttttty sure, when a Tagalog compliments me on my spoken Filipino...and adds it sounds like I have spent time in Cebu...its not fulllllly a compliment. Ano baH yaaan!
Just keep making Filipinos smile.
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Author Photo Mvsweets23
Jul 19 2020, 8:36pm CST ~ 3 weeks, 3 days ago. 
Yes, Tagalog is definitely a precise language in sounds, no sound is left behind. I am a total beginner but I have noticed this very thing.
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