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Old 04-01-2014, 01:40 AM
 
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I think she's Bisayan (she said a few words of Bisayan in the 2nd video), and everyone says that Bisayans speak better English because it's easier for them to pick up than Tagalog speakers. I'm not sure why Bisayan makes it easier. Filipinos have slightly different accents in English depending on their native language.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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even native English speaker have different accents. here in the USA, a Californian would have a hard time understanding someone from the South.

and if you go to Hawaii, another accent which I believe is a fusion of English, Japanese, Filipino and Native Hawaiian accent

if you ask me, id rather prefer the Filipino accent, which is neutral than a Southerner
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Old 07-31-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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Overseas asians in Indonesia is chinese . .
chinese descent in Indonesia experienced a decline in population because the 2010 census in general the majority of them did not identify as chinese or tionghoa but more to ethnic Indonesian example chinese or tionghoa from Java identified it as Javanese and other. in fact pure chinese people or a mixture there are so many in Indonesia, especially in urban areas and some live in the countryside
- https://www.tionghoa.info/berapa-jum...-di-indonesia/
- https://www.researchgate.net/figure/...fig1_307898102
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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even native English speaker have different accents. here in the USA, a Californian would have a hard time understanding someone from the South.

and if you go to Hawaii, another accent which I believe is a fusion of English, Japanese, Filipino and Native Hawaiian accent

if you ask me, id rather prefer the Filipino accent, which is neutral than a Southerner
Yep - good point.

Hawaii has a local patois called Pidgin which encompasses all of the islands' cultural influences, and its spoken almost in a run on sentence at times. Interestingly, the Filipino community in Hawaii hail disproportionately from Ilocanos, so you might hear some Ilocos spoken.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:48 AM
 
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How do you guys manage to dig up a 5 year old thread and think the person you're quoting is going to reply?
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:33 PM
 
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Well they aint American, European, African or Arab either so what are they?
South Asian more specifically.
In the Uk, when someone says Asian, they mean the brown asians (Indians, bangladeshians, pakistanians).
In the us, when someone says Asians, they mean the yellow Asians (Chinese,Japanese, Koreans).
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:37 PM
 
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even native English speaker have different accents. here in the USA, a Californian would have a hard time understanding someone from the South.

and if you go to Hawaii, another accent which I believe is a fusion of English, Japanese, Filipino and Native Hawaiian accent

if you ask me, id rather prefer the Filipino accent, which is neutral than a Southerner
Patently false.
Southerners may speak with a different accent than a Bostonian but they would not have a “hard time” understanding each other.
Speaking with customer service from India is what I would describe a “hard time understanding”.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:58 PM
 
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South Asian more specifically.
In the Uk, when someone says Asian, they mean the brown asians (Indians, bangladeshians, pakistanians).
In the us, when someone says Asians, they mean the yellow Asians (Chinese,Japanese, Koreans).
What do they call the yellow Asians in the UK?
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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Chinese are found in large numbers in most Asian countries. There's a Chinatown in Kolkata.
there is a new wave of Chinese migration again.

https://www.rappler.com/thought-lead...se-philippines


and this is not true in the Philippines only.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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What do they call the yellow Asians in the UK?
I remember about 20 years ago when I first got onto one of these international BBS forums and it would come up. A Briton would say "Oriental" and one of us would come back with what I first heard on the UCLA Bruin Walk in 1979 as a 17 year old. "Oriental refers to objects and Asians are a people" which would set off the debate on how we differentiated East Asians from South Asians. When the South Asian population really wasn't big enough in America, at least where I was, to really make a difference. In any case the South Asian was treated more like a white ethnic group, Persian, Arabs, Italians, than the other Asian in my experience.

In any case about that time at the turn of the century I found myself arguing with an immigrant from Cambodia when he referred to himself as a Oriental, that "oriental refers to objects you are an Asian". Just as it had been drilled into me just as I reached adulthood.
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