Meaning of p



The letter "p" in Visayan is pronounced as in English.

In spelling foreign words in which "f" occurs the Visayans frequently substitute "p" for "f", as they have no sound in their language corresponding to the consonant "f", e.g. Pebréro (Febrero); punsyón (función); púnda (funda), etc.

In words beginning with "p" preceded by the prefix "pan-" the "p" of the root is dropped, and the "n" of the "pan-" is changed into "m", e.g. pamúnò (pan-, púnò); pamángkot (pan-, pángkot), etc.