How many consonants are there in the filipino language?
23 consonants (all the English consonants plus Ñ and NG)
If you count Y as a consonant, there are 21 consonants. If you count Y as a vowel, there are 20 consonants. The preceding answer deals only with the ways of WRITING consonants using the Latin alphabet. There are, in fact, around 25 distinctive consonants (sounds made by blocking the air as it moves through the mouth) in the English language.
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