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3 minutes ago, Jack Peterson said:

 I spent some 17+ years in Spain and GIBRALTAR, Spain is well known for this and to agree and endorse Reboots Post, Gib has made a semi Official language of it called Llanito, most definitely a combination of their spoken Spanish and English;

***Llanito or Yanito (pronounced [jaˈnito]) is a form of Spanish heavily laced with words from English and other languages such as Genoese, spoken in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar;***

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanito

 Jack:smile:

Morning All :photo-109:

Even Tagalog itself is a sort of patois, I suppose. That and Visayan. It's full of Spanish words. Modern English happened in much the same way!

 

 

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On 2/19/2014 at 8:53 AM, Steve & Myrlita said:

Who was the genius who set up the schools with "Filipino English" in the 1st place? Who ever started this did a good job of holding back the people to uneducated masses. 

 

Oddly it seems to me that the English language skills are decreasing; there are no English TV shows on the common (antenna fed) TV networks. 

While Tagalog is the official language (though not nationwide in fluency) with so many seeking overseas employment* it does make one wonder how much harder it is becoming when fluency in English is a requirement.

 

*Some years I had a meeting with the #2 person in DECS (grade school education) who - to my surprise - was brutally honest about how DECS saw their role;  educating the average pinoy to the degree needed in the 3R's for employment abroad.

 

 

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On 12/17/2017 at 6:50 PM, allancomeau said:

I was told that English is more precise than Tagalog, making it a more effective tool for communication.

Tagalog does not distinguish gender. There is really no "He or "She" in the language so many Filipinos interchange the two words. The length between two points is imprecise or most difficult to express in Tagalog so you will hear "Do-on" or "Over There" instead of "1.4 kilometers" when asking directions and distance.

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I am changing this post because I received a private comment that illustrates to me just how imprecise language can be.  Sometimes what is meant is not what is inferred.  Sorry for any negative implications.

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20 hours ago, JJReyes said:

Tagalog does not distinguish gender. There is really no "He or "She" in the language so many Filipinos interchange the two words. The length between two points is imprecise or most difficult to express in Tagalog so you will hear "Do-on" or "Over There" instead of "1.4 kilometers" when asking directions and distance.

 

How is the concept of time expressed?!

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40 minutes ago, allancomeau said:

How is the concept of time expressed?!

I'm shocked that you would suggest there is a concept of time in Philippines.  Don't we have a sarcasm emoticon here somewhere :hystery:

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40 minutes ago, allancomeau said:

How is the concept of time expressed?!

Interesting question. I don't have an answer. When asking for a definite commitment, as in, "What time do we meet?" or "When will the work be completed?" Filipinos resort to vague responses. I am sure everyone is familiar with the response, "Later." "Soon." and "Maybe Tomorrow."

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47 minutes ago, allancomeau said:

 

How is the concept of time expressed?!

Clock filipino.jpg

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Just now, JJReyes said:

I am sure everyone is familiar with the response, "Later." "Soon." and "Maybe Tomorrow."

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9 minutes ago, Dave Hounddriver said:

I'm shocked that you would suggest there is a concept of time in Philippines.  Don't we have a sarcasm emoticon here somewhere :hystery:

sacasm emotion.jpg  :hystery: just my morning Humour Young man

Jack :huh:

Morning All :photo-109:

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