Module that called mosquitoes as "namok" in Tagalog goes viral

Module that called mosquitoes as "namok" in Tagalog goes viral

- A module went viral after a netizen noticed that the word meant to mean mosquito in Tagalog was called "namok"

- It should have been "lamok" but the page clearly showed that it started with letter "n"

- Some netizens said that in certain regions, lamok is actually namok and the module was written in the vernacular

- Some also posted a portion of a page in a dictionary, which showed that "lamok" was also called as "namok"

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A module has gone viral due to a difference in the way that mosquito was translated. It was shared by Facebook user Lakandupil Caparanga Garcia.

The usual translation is "lamok" but a module showed that it was "namok."

The debate came due to the letter "n" and "l."

Module that called mosquitoes as "namok" in Tagalog goes viral

Photo: Lakandupil Caparanga Garcia
Source: Facebook

One netizen said, however, that the module was written in the vernacular and that in some languages, lamok is called namok.

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"Sa nag-post at sa mga nagtawa (na karamiha’y Tagalog), hindi ko kayo masisisi. PERO ang modyul ay ISINULAT SA WIKANG BERNAKULAR. Tunay na LAMOK sa Tagalog, ngunit NAMOK naman sa ilang bahagi ng kapuluan na ang wika ay Bikolano, Hiligaynon, Ilokano, Sebwano at Samar-Leyte (Diksyunaryo-Tesauro ni JV Panganiban)."

This however did not sit well with some netizens saying that in Cebuano and Hiligaynon, it's not "namok" but "lamok."

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Module that called mosquitoes as "namok" in Tagalog goes viral

Photo: Lakandupil Caparanga Garcia
Source: Facebook

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