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  1. In the eleven years that I have been here I have found that no matter how much I want to learn Cebuano it seems almost fruitless and here is why I come to this conclusion. (Pronunciation)! It seems like everyone has their own pronunciation of a word and if you learn from one person and they tell you "perfect"....then the next person you speak with will smugly or laughingly tell you that you are mispronouncing the word or it is the wrong word. So if you change it, the next person tells you (THAT) is the wrong pronunciation or wrong word. Now I used to think it was just me, you know blaming in on my hearing or stroke or whatever. But then I started watching and listening and the locals do the same thing with each other,,,, You have three people talking #1 says something to #2. # 2 says "huh?" and this is repeated 3 or 4 times until # 3 tells #2 what #1 said... # 2 then says "ah..." or "emm" and they all smile and look at each other like "ah...we took care of that".... Now I am not trying to put anybody down my wife and her family do the same thing and I have seen it everywhere I go..... So I guess my question is "IF YOU WANT TO LEARN CEBUANO BUT DON'T WANT TO BE LAUGHED AT, and DON'T KNOW which way to pronounce it for which people..... (WHAT DO YOU DO?)
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