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Old 05-11-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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droga, telebisyon, and eskwelahan are all Filipinized Spanish. Droga is straight Spanish. And Filipinized Spanish IMO sounds much better than Filipinized English

hmm never knew droga was spanish. i agree, filipinized spanish sounds better than filipinized english.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Here are lists of the languages spoken in the Philippines. With so many different languages and peoples, I wonder how the Philippines can stay together as one nation!

Languages of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Dagiti pagsasao iti Pilipinas - Wikipedia


Mga wika sa Pilipinas - Wikipedia, ang malayang ensiklopedya
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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How many years do Filipinos study English in school?
With the old system, it was every year. There were English subject classes and there were also math and science subjects that used English as the medium of instruction from day one.

With the brand new system, English is a subject from kindergarten, but it's not a medium of instruction in any class until 4th grade. Both Filipino & English are the mediums of instruction from 4th grade onward, before that, it's whatever regional language is spoken by the students.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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it's my own way of describing english words being used the filipino way. let me try to come up with some examples:

drugs = droga in filipino
cellphone = selpon
television = telebisyon
school = eskwelahan (why not paaralan?)


that one filipinized english word from Encantadia would've best exemplified it since i know there was a formal filipino counterpart to it, but that word still escapes me at the moment
That is Spanish loanwords except the cellphone to selpon lol

Rated K show is mostly in Filipino or Tagalog. I remembered in school we have to read 'year' in tagalog too if the subject or the books that we have is in tagalog, same in english subject.

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Old 05-11-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Here are lists of the languages spoken in the Philippines. With so many different languages and peoples, I wonder how the Philippines can stay together as one nation!

Languages of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Dagiti pagsasao iti Pilipinas - Wikipedia


Mga wika sa Pilipinas - Wikipedia, ang malayang ensiklopedya

there's your filipinized english right there
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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it's my own way of describing english words being used the filipino way. let me try to come up with some examples:

drugs = droga in filipino
cellphone = selpon
television = telebisyon
school = eskwelahan (why not paaralan?)


that one filipinized english word from Encantadia would've best exemplified it since i know there was a formal filipino counterpart to it, but that word still escapes me at the moment
These are Spanish loan words. The Filipino words that are similar to English are Spanish words that we have adopted. I think they don't sound foreign anymore unlike the English words. I think the Spanish words just go well with the Filipino language unlike the English words that really sound so foreign when it's mixed with Filipino.

Traffic- Trapiko
Drugs- Droga
Pants- Pantalon
Suggestion- Suhestion
Vacation- Bacacion
Participation - Participacion/ Partisipasyon
Television- Televicion/ Telebisyon
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Filipinas
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Rated K Show


RATED K (Inspiring story) millionaire farmer - YouTube
Mostly Filipino and Spanish loanwords except she used the word Millionaire and mention 'year' I think this is the only difficult in Tagalog/Filipino 2013 (Ika-dalawampung libo at labing tatlong taong siglo?)
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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^ I always like the way Korina talks

I was thinking about how it would be if only English were the official language. I would actually like that better. It's an outside neutral language, no ethnic group would feel like they were at a disadvantage. But then it would be really weird because when Filipinos from different regions got together (which is very often) they would speak exclusively English, can you imagine that?? Our English skills would be top notch though.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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hmm never knew droga was spanish. i agree, filipinized spanish sounds better than filipinized english.
Filipino words that are similar to English are all Spanish words. Many english words especially the words that end in " ION " ex. participation came from French. French and Spanish both came from Latin that's why the Filipino words that are similar to English are not Filipino but Spanish.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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^ I always like the way Korina talks

I was thinking about how it would be if only English were the official language. I would actually like that better. It's an outside neutral language, no ethnic group would feel like they were at a disadvantage. But then it would be really weird because when Filipinos from different regions got together (which is very often) they would speak exclusively English, can you imagine that?? Our English skills would be top notch though.
Although English is an official language in the Philippines, Filipinos are not considered Native English Speakers.
In China, they do not like to hire Filipino teachers because we are not really considered native English speakers.
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