Difference between revisions of "Singlish"

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The vocabulary of Singlish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Tamil and to a lesser extent various other European, Indic and Sinitic languages. Also, elements of American and Australian slang have come through from imported television series and films.<br>
 
The vocabulary of Singlish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Tamil and to a lesser extent various other European, Indic and Sinitic languages. Also, elements of American and Australian slang have come through from imported television series and films.<br>
  
==External Links==
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==Some examples==
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish Wikipedia Article]
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* ''Ah Mu or Ah Bu'' - in Hokkien is the name for Mother.
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* ''Garmen'' - Singaporean slang for "government".
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* ''lah'' - a word filler as in Singlish.
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* ''wow-lah'' - same as wow-lau.
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==External links==
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish Wikipedia article]

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Colloquial Singaporean English, also known as Singlish, is an English-based creole language spoken in Singapore.

Singlish is commonly regarded with low prestige in Singapore. The Singaporean government and many upper class Singaporeans alike heavily discourage the use of Singlish in favour of Standard English. The government has created an annual Speak Good English Movement to emphasise the point. Singlish is also heavily discouraged in the mass media and in schools.

The vocabulary of Singlish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Tamil and to a lesser extent various other European, Indic and Sinitic languages. Also, elements of American and Australian slang have come through from imported television series and films.

Some examples

  • Ah Mu or Ah Bu - in Hokkien is the name for Mother.
  • Garmen - Singaporean slang for "government".
  • lah - a word filler as in Singlish.
  • wow-lah - same as wow-lau.

External links