Singlish

Palabra Mi Amor - A French song that’s mostly English and Spanish!

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The French band Shaka Ponk is known for their multilingual lyrics, as they code switch in Spanish, French, English, and Esperanto. This song is semi-exceptional as they use more French than in their other songs. (For a song with Esperanto, listen to Eh La Mala Lama Laico). They use a non standard variety of English while singing (copula deletion), and you can also see adoption of English loanwords into their French vernacular.

Posted by Michaella Joseph on September 27, 2018

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Performativity;
Singlish;
Code-switching;
Borrowing;
Multilingualism;
Slang;
Copula Absence

Singlish confirm can make it one: Singaporean dialect is here to stay

Singlish is an English-based creole language spoken in Singapore consisting of a mixture of English, Malay, Tamil, and Chinese dialects that is often considered having a lower prestige compared to standard English. However, this article also describes how Singlish has gained acceptance by indexing national identity and for its ability to unite the multilingual communities within the country.

Posted by Gwen Liu on June 30, 2018

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Singlish;
Pidgins and Creoles;
Multilingualism

The Importance of Singlish

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Singaporean comedian Hossan Leong shares his favorite Singlish word and his reasons for using Singlish in his shows

Posted by Clark Chang on November 7, 2017

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Singlish;
Singapore English

Lohnson's Fury (Singapore English)

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These Singapore English speakers have made a whole bunch of "Singlish 101" videos, all of which are really fun. I chose this one because it illustrates a couple of interesting fixed expression (including "win already lor"--basically lexicalized sarcasm), as well as giving some idea of how the vowel system and intonation of Singapore English work.

Posted by Richard Adcock on November 2, 2014

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Singlish;
Singapore English

Singapore English: The accent tag

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A young Singapore female pronouncing words from a list of words designed to compare accents of English

Posted on November 12, 2012

Tags:
Singapore English;
Singlish;
Accent

Engrish Test

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Klik.Tv interviews speakers of Singapore English on the street to test their "correct" pronunciation.

Posted on November 12, 2012

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Singapore English;
Singlish