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I am known as Vanessa Roxas Tan. My name is American, Spanish, and Chinese at the same time, reflecting major foreign influences at play in my homeland, the Philippines. I take responsibility for all my entries, and I strive to keep them truthful and accurate. My main interests are in art, music, and film. And words.

I am not formally studying Linguistics, and my ability to communicate in a number of languages came only through luck (living in a multicultural country). Wiktionary, including its aim and its community, has implanted a fondness for languages in me, practically jumpstarting a goal to be a polyglot.

What I want to do here[edit]

  • Establish Tagalog words on en.wikt
    • Add up Tagalog words and explain them in English or in their closest English equivalents -- I particularly enjoy idioms and colloquialism, the sort that aren't usually on formal dictionaries
    • Create Wiktionary:About Tagalog and Wiktionary:About Filipino, or help write these with someone
    • Word pronunciation through IPA (by all means, correct my entries upon sighting error) and audio recordings
    • Tagalog table of languages -- Polyglot's project
  • Help around with the other languages I know
    • Tagalog word etymology of Spanish and of Chinese origin
    • Min Nan pronunciation recordings (possibly with a Philippine accent? I speak w:Lan-nang)
    • Entries in other languages that aren't around yet


  • Along with the pinyin on Mandarin entries, their zhuyin can be added too -- as an extra pronunciation guide, for its informational value, and for those more used to this system.
  • Diacritics on Tagalog words, also as pronunciation guide. How can this be pulled off?