Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Even though most people speak some english, 'accents' make communication very difficult at times in Singapore. It is a two-way thing. We find the Singaporean accent hard to understand, and they find ours hard too.
This isn't just an issue for caucasians though - it is the case for many newcomers to Singapore, even mainland Chinese, Malays or Indians who also sound different to the local Singaporeans and find it difficult to be understood.
This shows the incredible number of dialects and languages that come together in a nation like Singapore.
'Singlesh' is the uniquely Singaporean version of english - and one which is adhered to very passionately.

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