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In the News (Sun 19 Nov 17)

  
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Singlish uses "sinhala INetFont" developed by Dr. S.T.N. Nandasara of Institute of Computer Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
What is special about Singlish is that, you type the way you normally pronounce it.
Though Natural SinGlish is ideal for producing short, informal documents, it can be easily used to produce complex formal documents.
www.geocities.com /naturalsinglish/singlish.html   (229 words)

  
  A defence of Singlish
Secondly, the concerns that Singlish is a danger to the international competitiveness of Singapore are wrong.
Many languages have different dialects for different social situations, and both Singlish and Bahasa Jakarta (known as 'slang' by its speakers) are used mainly in informal circumstances between social peers even when both speakers know the standard form of the language.
Singlish is strong evidence that most young Singaporeans are actually moving in the opposite direction; they want "Singaporean" to mean more than living in an air-conditioned dot on the map (Mahatir's phrase).
www.tim-richardson.net /letters/singlish.html   (1827 words)

  
  Singlish . English language . Tamil language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Singlish formally takes after British English in terms of spelling and abbreviations, although naming conventions are in a mix of American and British ones with American ones on the rise.
Singlish is the English language English-based creole language creole spoken colloquially in Singapore.
Singlish formally takes after British English in terms of spelling and abbreviations, although naming conventions are in a mix of American and British ones.
www.uk.fraquisanto.net /Singlish   (353 words)

  
  Singlish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Singlish, a portmanteau of "Singapore" and "English", is the English-based creole spoken colloquially in Singapore.
Singlish originated with the arrival of the British and the establishment of English language schools in Singapore.
Singlish is strongly discouraged in Singaporean schools at a governmental level as it is believed to hinder the proper learning of standard English, and so faces a situation of diglossia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Singlish   (7255 words)

  
 Languages in Singapore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The colloquial patois spoken on the streets is a creole called Singlish amongst the locals, but is also known amongst academics in linguistics as Singapore Colloquial English.
Singlish, a portmanteau of the words Singaporean and English, is the English-based creole spoken colloquially in Singapore.
Although it is a dialect of English, Singlish may be difficult to understand for a speaker of another dialect of English, such as British English or American English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Languages_in_Singapore   (765 words)

  
 Singlish - Definition, explanation
Singlish, a portmanteau of the words Singaporean and English, is the English-based creole spoken colloquially in Singapore.
Singlish originated with the arrival of the British and the establishment of English language schools in Singapore.
Singlish has a tendency to start words on a lower tone and gradually "step" the tone up at each syllable, ending it on a high tone, or a falling tone if the word ends on a plosive (unless the plosive is lost).
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/s/si/singlish.php   (3730 words)

  
 Singlish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Singlish is the dialect of the English language as spoken colloquially in Singapore.
The Singaporean Government considers Singlish a "pidgin" and a "handicap", and in the interest of promoting equality and better communication with the rest of the world has launched the Speak Good English Movement to eradicate it.
Singlish is influenced by both British and increasingly American English.
bopedia.com /en/wikipedia/s/si/singlish.html   (598 words)

  
 sciforums.com - Singaporean Government Denies Singlish its Basic Rights
It would not be permissible to hold a class in the Singlish language at a public school, whether the course was funded by the government or not.
Singlish is not permissible to be transmitted to the general populous in newspapers, on the airwaves, or in public theatres.
Singlish is not recognised as separate from English, although it is plain to see.
www.sciforums.com /showthread.php?t=7633   (1193 words)

  
 TIME Asia Print Page: A War of Words Over 'Singlish' -- JULY 29, 2002 / VOL. 160 NO. 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Singlish is simply Singaporean slang, whereby English follows Chinese grammar and is liberally sprinkled with words from the local Chinese, Malay and Indian dialects.
Singlish is especially fashionable these days among Generation Y, in part because it gives uptight Singapore a chance to laugh—at itself.
Singlish is crude precisely because it's rooted in Singapore's unglamorous past.
time.com /time/asia/magazine/printout/0,13675,501020729-322685,00.html   (836 words)

  
 BBC News | Asia-Pacific | Singapore declares war on Singlish
Singlish is the product of Singapore's history as a melting pot of cultures, combining the influence of an English-speaking colonial master and a firmly multi-racial society.
One of the principal features of Singlish is the liberal scattering of the Malay term 'lah' - used as a kind of verbal exclamation mark.
There is already at least one website dedicated to Singlish with its own chatroom where users can banter away to their heart's content.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/asia-pacific/433745.stm   (373 words)

  
 Singlish > Testimonials
Singlish, a program that helps develop language skills in children by singing classic and contemporary songs, is required at all 56 EPISD elementary schools.
The only problem was stopping the activity without upsetting the children too much since they were demanding to continue.
Some children who often do not participate were dancing, singing and moving to the music.
www.singlish.com /testimonials.html   (903 words)

  
 About Singapore - Singapore culture & language, religion of Singapore, Singlish
Singlish is a mix of English with other languages mixed into the English, sometimes phrases can end with funny terms like 'lah', 'leh', mah'.
Singlish is a badge of identity for many Singaporeans.
Speakers of Singlish are not necessarily aware of which language they are from however.
www.singaporeexpats.com /about-singapore/culture-and-language.htm   (1369 words)

  
 Asia Times: Quick Quick: 'Singlish' is out in re-education campaign
The trouble is, Goh has pointed out, PCK uses too much ''Singlish'', the island's version of English that is actually a mix of English and Chinese or Malay phrases often befuddling to non-Singaporeans.
Parents should monitor what their children are watching and tell them: 'This is Singlish, it's for fun, it's a sitcom.
But TCS's promise to tone down Singlish and use ''standard colloquial English'' in its future entertainment programs may not be welcomed by viewers in Singapore.
www.atimes.com /se-asia/AH28Ae05.html   (1016 words)

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