One of the most beautiful languages to listen to in Asia is Tagalog. Considered as the basis for the Philippine national language, Filipino, Tagalog is a form of art for the ears. A Tagalog voice over features contrasting sounds and pure vowels that make each sentence sound like a poem.
This language is spoken by the Tagalog people as their ethnic language. These people make up almost a quarter of the Philippine population.
Tagalog has a very close relation to other Philippine languages such as Ilocano, Kapampangan, and Visayan, as well as other Austronesian languages such as Malay, Malagasy, Hawaiian, Formosan, and Maori.Some of the first Tagalog words were documented in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription from the 10th century. Throughout the centuries, Tagalog has developed key differences from its other counterparts, especially in the Visayan and Tagalog region.
Tagalog is spoken througout the Philippines, a country with over 100 million people.
Tagalog has a lot of distinct voice characteristics. The language is known for its individual sound systems, and although most of the consonants have a similarity with American or British English, the way vowels are pronounced makes a Tagalog voice over sound unique. Word stress is also quite predictable for short words, but for those that are more than four syllables, it may be harder.For the consonants, Tagalog has one added letter - Ng, while most others are borrowed from the English language. Tagalog also featured the Spanish consonant sound, ñ.
Tagalog voice artists have mastered the art of saying repeated words, which are common in the language. Words such as “oo,” or yes, “baba” or to go down, or “nakakapagpabagabag” which means worrisome, may seem like a tongue twister for non-native speakers, but the secret lies in the proper stress of consonants.
Did you know that around 33 percent of the Tagalog words come from Spanish? Since the Philippines was ruled by Spain for 333 years, this fact comes as no surprise. A good Tagalog voice over makes the Spanish influence on the language very evident.Even the months and days were coined after foreign words, with almost the same pronunciation. The slight difference only lies in how it is spelled. For example, Jueves is spelled as Huwebes, and Noviembre is Nobyembre. Every letter is pronounced and there are no silent ones.
Magnificent islands and clear blue seas are the first things that spring to mind when we speak of the Philippines. The next thing we think of is the friendly people we meet there and what a great holiday we could have in such a lovely environment.
Amongst all these fantasies, we might be pardoned for forgetting the beautiful language that is spoken by most people in the Philippines: Tagalog. Get your message across in the Philippines with a Tagalog voice over.
If you’re taking your presentation, video or other audio-visual materials to the next level, being accessible and understandable in important world languages is definitely the key to getting it noticed by a wider audience. In the Philippines, you need a memorable Tagalog voice over.
Luckily, you won’t need to learn Tagalog in order to make your material attractive to Filipinos. All you need is some strong, local voice talent and at BunnyStudio, you get to choose from a whole pool of wonderful Tagalog voice over artists. You’re sure to include that special voice that’s right for presenting your work.