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Vocabulary and usage
Where Philippine English shares vocabulary with other English dialects, it shares more similarities with American English.
There are some words and phrases which are peculiar to Philippine English
and do not appear in other English dialects at all. Some examples are: * Aggrupation - Group or cluster. From Spanish aggrupacion. * for a while - Used on the telephone to mean please wait * Gimmick - A slang meaning to have a good time, party. * get/go down (a vehicle) - "Get off". Derived from Tagalog context ("Bumaba ka", meaning "get down"). * C.R. - Toilet, bathroom. C.R. are initials for Comfort Room. * take home - Take-out (or "to go" in AE) * Every now and then - Often * Rotonda - Derived from the Spanish meaning roundabout (British) or circle (American)
>e - Refrigerator.
* "Ber" months - September, October, November, December (months
ending with -ber).
* Commuter - Same meaning as in other forms of English, but implies
one who takes public transport (rarely used to refer to motorists, oftentimes excluding them).
* Carabao - A Water Buffalo
The accent of Philippine English is heavily influenced not only by the
American accent but also by Tagalog and other Philippine languages.
Since many English letters--q, f, j, z, x, c, v--are not originally found
in most Filipino languages, letter pronunciation replacements are common.
Some examples include (note: most are letters are accompanied with a roll
of the tongue): * Filipino = Pilipino (Given) * Victor = Bick-tor * Family = Pam-eh-lee * Varnish = Bar-nish * Fun = Pan * Vehicle = Be-hic-kle * Lover = Lab-er or loob-er * Find = Pined * Official = O-pish-al * Very = Berry
From Wikipedia, Philippine English
On Filipino, Tagalog, Pilipino, and Taglish
I think the Philippines should officially recognize Tagalog as the country's national language for the following reasons:
1. "Filipino" is actually Tagalog.
2. The use of "Filipino" gives rise many stupid misconceptions (e.g., that Tagalog is a dialect).
>My 2 cents ... for an Ilonggo like me, Tagalog is in fact a dialect. We're better off converting our national language to English.
>If the the Filipino LANGUAGE is based on Tagalog, how can Tagalog be a dialect?
>yo dood i dig whachasay . its all good. we should dump the filipino dialects and speak esperanto.