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Old 05-16-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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After browsing through a Filipino dating website, I noticed that the majority of Filipino women do not know how to correctly spell most English words. This is judging by what they write in their profiles. I see misspellings everywhere.
The Philippines did rank #1 in Business English according to at least one study: Business English: Who's number 1? Really? | The Economist
I do have my reservations with regards to this ranking, especially in the spoken form, but the Filipinos are generally pretty good in English spelling.

You are aware though that mail order brides from any country are not exactly spelling bee champs, aren't you?
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:41 AM
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Those pinoys like to rrrrrroll their' rrrrrrr's when they speak English.
I quite like that sound!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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People in Philippines who know how to correctly spell most English words, are probably the wealthy upper class Chinese descendent Filipinos.

my english skills, both written and spoken, are certainly competitive (americans often ask me if i was born in the US) but i come from a middle class, all-filipino clan. of course, i could have chinese ancestry from waaaaaay back (i tend to be mistaken for chinese/japanese/vietnamese), but that has no bearing on my family's current financial standing.

the ones that tend to speak and write english properly usually went to private schools in grade school and highschool.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:36 PM
 
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Those pinoys like to rrrrrroll their' rrrrrrr's when they speak English.
i think the only people that dont roll their r's are the north americans and brits including their colonials with the brits, the r is almost absent.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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i think the only people that dont roll their r's are the north americans and brits including their colonials with the brits, the r is almost absent.
Yes It's the English... the English do not pronounce the " r " so much. Like their girl is almost " gil ". I don't know about Australians and Kiwis maybe the same because there's a Chinese girl from Hongkong in the church where I go, she's a reader and she doesn't have so much " R " when she speaks like " fatha " for " father " . Indians don't stress the "r" too.
Trimac, do Ausies pronounce the " r " ?

North Americans ? Americans and Canadians ? They pronounce the " r ". Not the same as the English that "r " is not pronounced.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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Yes It's the English... the English do not pronounce the " r " so much. Like their girl is almost " gil ". I don't know about Australians and Kiwis maybe the same because there's a Chinese girl from Hongkong in the church where I go, she's a reader and she doesn't have so much " R " when she speaks like " fatha " for " father " . Indians don't stress the "r" too.
Trimac, do Ausies pronounce the " r " ?

North Americans ? Americans and Canadians ? They pronounce the " r ". Not the same as the English that "r " is not pronounced.

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the north americans (yes, canadians and US americans) pronounce their r's but they DONT ROLL their r's like the rest of the world do (except for brits and their colonials meaning the asian indians, australians, kiwis)
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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I can tell the difference between Malaysians/Indonesians and Filipinos when they open their mouth and start speaking English. The Malaysians/Indonesians leave out R sounds like the British and Indians do
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:17 PM
 
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I can tell the difference between Malaysians/Indonesians and Filipinos when they open their mouth and start speaking English. The Malaysians/Indonesians leave out R sounds like the British and Indians do
I actually prefer that as I wish we learned the British English instead of American English. I tried to speak British accent before but I sounded like a trying hard
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:26 PM
 
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Yes It's the English... the English do not pronounce the " r " so much. Like their girl is almost " gil ". I don't know about Australians and Kiwis maybe the same because there's a Chinese girl from Hongkong in the church where I go, she's a reader and she doesn't have so much " R " when she speaks like " fatha " for " father " . Indians don't stress the "r" too.
Trimac, do Ausies pronounce the " r " ?

North Americans ? Americans and Canadians ? They pronounce the " r ". Not the same as the English that "r " is not pronounced.
British English and variants heavily influenced by the British are mostly non-rhotic accents, i.e., they don't pronounce the "r" while North American English (except in New England and a few pockets here and there) are mostly rhotic accents, i.e., they pronounce the "r". No native English speakers roll their r's like in Spanish.

I thought you spoke with a British accent as you tend to use British spelling.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:30 PM
 
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British English and variants heavily influenced by the British are mostly non-rhotic accents, i.e., they don't pronounce the "r" while North American English (except in New England and a few pockets here and there) are mostly rhotic accents, i.e., they pronounce the "r". No native English speakers roll their r's like in Spanish.

I thought you spoke with a British accent as you tend to use British spelling.
No I don't. I wish I do. I love British English that's why I use British Spelling.
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