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Filipinisms

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Filipinisms

  1. 1. PHILIPPINE ENGLISH AND FILIPINISMS Ensuring Interpretability
  2. 2. PHILIPPINE ENGLISH~  Hybridization of two languages and within the context of the Filipino culture.  Socio-linguistic  Post-colonialism (Spanish and English)  Diversity of Filipino languages (making English more universal) “Pero, pwede nag-check ng air-con sa akin?” “Then they ask me, ano pa daw capabilities ko sa dancing….gusto ko sila mag find out.”
  3. 3. FILIPINISMS Adopted/Borrowed English phrases that are “misused” within the context of a native English speaker. That is not to say the Filipinisms are wrong, it only indicates a potential of lost communication when speaking with a L1 individual. There are many other cultural assumptions of English adaptations– such as Japanisms, Singaporeanisms, etc.
  4. 4. FILIPINISMS  Some words/phrases are transliterated into Tagalog orthography: Binggo: Bingo Kemikal: Chemical Kendi: Candy Kontak: Contact Tipikal: Typical Isyu: Issue  Some words/phrases have a revised spelling: Parti: Party Sopa: Sofa Weyter: Waiter Dyip: Jeep
  5. 5. FILIPINISMS  Some words/phrases have a completely different meaning to an L1 speaker and can lead to misinterpretation: Alibi: “Excuse” Bilib: “Impressed” Istambay: “Idler” Polo: “Short-sleeved shirt” Pulis: “Policeman” Crush: “Infatuation” Emcee: “Master of Ceremonies”
  6. 6. FILIPINISMS

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