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Old 05-30-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: singapore
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as if all your threads arent about the same thing.
This is a thread I have created and it is about Manila and jarkarta, nothing to do with anti foreigner sentiment in Singapore

I also made another thread about more and more cases of naked people in public places in Singapore ..

So well I agree maybe 80% of my thread are related to how xenophobic Singaporeans are, but not All
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Sorry, while RP is posh, I don't find Singlish posh at all. Even the S'pore gahmen does not think so. I don't find the Singaporean accent to be that easy to understand. I find it odd that Singlish speakers seem to use lah even more than if one is speaking Hokkien. Also the machine-gun style rhythm is not very pleasant to the ears. It surely has some type of Indian influence... aside from Indians, I've encountered Singaporeans who say "do the needful"!
Lah comes from Malay. Balinese do it too when speaking English, and of course Malays.

No, in some ways it's not my favourite either, but I'm saying some Singaporeans try to sound more posh, listen to the news or something there. It was originally the British who took Singaporeans how to speak English, so naturally there are features of RP in there, while it was mostly Americans who taught Filipinos English.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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RP is not difficult to understand, but British includes other accents like Welsh, Scottish and Cockney. Maybe we can ask you to say "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain." A lot of Australian actors in Hollywood have such neutral accents that they are hardly recognizable as Australian. I find Steve Irwin's Australian accent more difficult to understand, but since I've watched a lot of his shows, just got somewhat used to it already.
It's not. Well Australian isn't as commonly heard as British or American, but it's a native accent and has a more natural stress than Filipino accent. Not that I find the Filipino accent that hard to understand, but the overwhelmingly rhoticism (even more than American) can put me off. Then again I'm attuned to accents, so I don't know if the average person can understand them as well.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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I agree with that the British influence makes Singapore sound more posh but Filipino newscasters sound posh as well, mostly because they enunciate a lot more than Americans would



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErjkXfgVL7g

and another

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAVgv8C2zX8

In both Singapore English and Filipino English there are posh forms and not posh words like Singlish and Taglish
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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I'm not sure what's worse, debating ad nauseum about accents or a journalistic segment praising Suze Orman. lol
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:26 PM
 
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^ well, Filipinos could use the financial advice
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Never been to Jakarta personally, but from what I can tell in my travels in Singapore and Manila, they are worlds apart, and I just can't see Manila overtaking Singapore.
Whatever it is on your thought, is totally out of topic. The topic is about being global city in the future.
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Its possible, Jakarta and Manila are two of the most emerging cities in Asia which has the potentials to rival the more prominent East Asian powerhouses. The only question is when would it be?
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Its possible, Jakarta and Manila are two of the most emerging cities in Asia which has the potentials to rival the more prominent East Asian powerhouses. The only question is when would it be?
Agree with you
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:10 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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One of the reasons why they use Singapore as comparison is the sizeable market of Jakarta and Manila that dwarfs Singapore.
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