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Posted 12/17/07
Huh, that's interesting. Singlish, cool word. LOL.
But "Singlish" in wiki? Coolio. 8)
Posted 12/17/07
Yea, I hear that Singapore is pristine because the government is pretty, uh, "serious" about keeping the place clean.
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Posted 12/17/07
haha.. no wonder my friend is soo good in english..
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Posted 12/17/07
Singlish sounds hard for me T_T
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Posted 12/17/07
I speak it all the time....
i just need to watch out for my English subject
Posted 12/17/07
its not even a language really. its just people in singapore who can't speak propper english.
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Posted 12/17/07
Well, I speak Chinese with English sometimes because I don't know how to say it in Chinese. Does that count? >.<
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Posted 12/17/07
first spanglish now singlish i wonder wat next
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Posted 12/17/07
that doesn't just happen in singapore and the chinese language , it also happens with english and spanish i've heard it a lot..............
Posted 12/17/07

Mumii wrote:
Well, I speak Chinese with English sometimes because I don't know how to say it in Chinese. Does that count? >.<

No. In linguistics I think that's just called "code switching."
Posted 12/17/07

sheebi wrote:
its not even a language really. its just people in singapore who can't speak propper english.

Ah, but guess what? English probably started out this way too. The only real difference between a "language" and a "dialect" is that a language has a grammar book and a dictionary, and some institutions to "defend" a standard.

And note that it's not just "bad english", it's actually a combination of English, Chinese, and some other languages.

So, get someone to write a Singlish grammar book, dictionary, and form an organization that can standardize it, and there you have it... a language.

Considering how many people speak Chinese and how powerful China may become, I almost wonder if everyone on earth might one day speak something like Singlish. Not to confuse it with reality or something, but in Firefly (TV show that the movie Serenity was based on) the "alliance" flag is a combination of the US and PRC flags, the assumption being that China and the US started colonizing space, then at some point formed a unified government. People in the show switch from English to Chinese occasionally (usually switching to Chinese to insult people as it helps to obscure the profanity from viewers). I have to wonder if they're really supposed to be speaking something like Singlish the whole time (even though the dialogue is in standard English.)
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Posted 12/17/07
Hey, hey, hey..
it's easy for some people to switch from Singlish to English.
it just depends on if we are profound in the English language or not
Posted 12/17/07
Interesting blog entry from a Singaporean on Singlish:

Singlish - the evolution to being a proper language http://aserialnumberonmyvote.blogspot.com/2006/07/singlish-evolution-to-being-proper.html


Our native tongue is Singlish. Its not ENGLISH.
Evolve, or ossify.
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Posted 12/18/07
i usually speak proper english.
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Posted 12/18/07
singlish in wiki? lols thats funny
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