>tagalog is the most spoken language in the country
>has a standardized form of it (filipino) and is the national language
>literally teaches it along with ENGLISH in its schools
>citizens from this country working abroad speak both tagalog and english
>somehow has over 100+ languages and dialects because ?????
>most of my filipino relatives know 3 languages (english, tagalog and bisaya/cebuano) because of this
the philippines is a fucking nightmare of linguistics, not even 2 fucking occupations by global superpowers could save it
super doable. They can make it work because of national TV (Tagalog) You are born with your dialect and the rest is learned through media and school.
Its not an ethnostate, like its neighbours it is a recently created state formed of various tribes and peoples
I wish we kept Spanish instead of dropping it post-American colonization.
Now, only the 1 Million people of Zamboaga City speak discount Spanish as their Creole-language based on Mexican-Spanish is called Chavacano.
Haha its called Chavacano? It means vulgar or crass in Spanish (spelled Chabacano)
Only 3% of the population spoke Spanish, and this makes me think the how come they didnt impose their language and culture like they did in America?
maybe because the philippines were so far away that they didn't give a shit. They only started caring after they lost their colonies in the Americas
>like they did in America?
Something like 2/3 of Peruvians still spoke Quechua in the middle of the 20th century; today it's under 1/4. A major reason for the spread of Spanish in LatAm is that post-independence elites were almost all ethnic Spaniards who kept the Spanish language alive and dominant, whereas the post-Spanish Philippines was run by the USA.
Filipino-accented English is the ugliest
It sounds like a mockery and parody of American, Chinese, Spanish, and Asiatic languages. Of all known countries, Filipinos are the most obsessed with wanting to appear pretentious and pepper their speech with mondegreens.
Don't forget the Native American Nahuatl and Quchua languages of Mexico and South America in Filipino.
Truly a mutt language.
>made this post in the biggest mutt language in the West
Btw almost all those Nauhatl words are used in English too
This. Got banned from school cuz my professor said it was racist for me to consider writing a paper about Western social perceptions of “foreign accented” English
My section on Tagalog was just as you described
It’s unpleasant due to the gluckglugbuggawugga-type sounds, inconsistent grammar rules when mixing English/Tagalog, the abrasive and nasally shrill vocal quality of most people, the pretentiousness of the poor, and mondegreens (when used seriously and not said as a joke)
Lol if Filipino accents produce horrible English pronounciations why the fuck are most English Call Centers in the Philippines?
They’re taught a call-centre accent, similar to how news anchors are taught a “neutral” accent. Call-centre workers aren’t representative of the common Filipino. The abundance of call-centres is due to cheap labour and the Filipino-accented English being the next most intelligible and widely-understood accent, compared to Indian, Chinese, Korean, and others. It’s a cost-cutting thing and Filipinos are the next best to use than expensive native English speakers.
Then doesn’t that make Filipino accent not the ugliest accent?
cheap labour + accent training
average flip accent is intelligible yet ugly
>speaking good english
I used to work in a call centre when I was younger. I am English, but some people would tell me that my English accent was terrible and accuse me of being an Indian faking it.
Sat next to a Nigerian guy called Sadiq, who called himself Steve and put on a public school accent. They believed he was English.
it's not just costumer support a lot of low end service jobs that can be done remotely end up in the philippines, like accounting
Should have shot your professor
You got banned? Like expelled?
I was interested in “language discrimination” but people deliberately construed it as me advocating for “hate” speech
Have you actually considered that there’s a thing called Indian English accent?
It’s an poor pastiche language and people value prestige, real or fake
country got gang-raped over it’s history and never recovered so pretentiousness, religiosity, and consumerism became its coping mechanisms
it extends to language where people use and misuse jargon, “formal” language, and engage in name-dropping to increase self-prestige
why are homosexuals popular on tv
I thought it was a catholic country
A country can be religious and accepting of fags. Catholic belief, as written in the Catechism, holds that being gay isn’t inherently a sin, however, homosexuality is intrinsically disordered. It also states that gays should be treated with the same love and respect given to any other person.
homosexualrybis understood differently in the Philippines. People understand a bakla/tomboy dichotomy. A bakla refers to a man who exhibits feminine gender expression. He can, though not necessarily, be romantically and sexually attracted to men and identify as a female. A tomboy refers to masculine women and sometimes implies lesbianism. homosexuals are seen as harmless and funny so they’re popular on TV, similar to crossdressing Bugs Bunny.
Please post direct quotes from the catechism to back your shit up
>wants to be spoonfed
It’s common knowledge to Christcucks and atheists, you goofy fuckfaced-fag
If there's no sauce then it isn't knowledge, it's memes.
? let the coping begin
Why don't you let the dilating begin?
>give me sources because I don’t do my own research!
I'm not going to make your point for you, retard.
Because its Southeast Asia. We have a long tradition of considering gays as magical jester beings. Even Muslim as fuck Indonesia treats gays like that.
Its not exactly the same thing a LGBT acceptance in the west: the moment you ask Flips if they support gay marriage they'll throw bible verses at you or plain laugh at the idea.
... You don't know a lot about the Catholic Iberian world, I take it.
Take a trip to Spain and across Latin America someday. You'll see the biggest damn Gay parades and transvestites
homosexualry has been widespread in Asia since the dawn of civilization.
tell me you’ve never been inside a ladyboy without telling me you’ve never been inside a ladyboy
This is unironically why it performs so bad at international tests. Their whole education system is a fucking soup of languages confusing students, and then they throw English language tests at them. Not to forget that their society as a whole, in media, in business and in private conversations, mostly use Tagalog or Bisaya.
I don’t understand why the education authorities are so hell bent on having the country speak English as if they want to be like Singapore. If they want that, then they should just completely scrap Filipino, only allow media to be broadcasted in English and encourage businesses to only adopt English on virtually every level. Because that’s what Singapore do.
>t. White guy who doesn’t think Filipinos are as retarded as what shitposters on this Mongolian throat singing forum think
them learning english in school makes them great for working a lot of overseas and remote service jobs
10+ percent of the economy depends on it
Irrelevant. Singapore is not a nation. The people who live in Singapore aren't natives there. There is no such thing as a Singaporean identity.
Meanwhile there is such a thing as Visayan, Ilocano, Tagalog, and the rest of the Philippines' ethnocultural groups. Try telling these cunts to abandon their languages in their ancestral lands, see how that goes.
The Philippines isn’t a nation either. It’s a bunch of culturally distinct islands given a name by foreign rapists
Even the religion is foreign
Good thing I wasn't talking of the Philippines as a Nation. Read again.
Almost every single country in the world has adopted a foreign religion.
The vast majority of pinoys nowadays are mainly separated in language only. Other variances are merely regional variations in eg. cuisines and festivals.
The largest distinct group are the Moros, followed by Mountain people. Everyone else are so insignificant they amount to around half a million or so in total I heard.
I have to say that those living in Manila are huge homosexuals though, that’s a big cultural distinction. They will look down on others for being from the province, all while living in a shit-heap of a city and blaming it all on migrants when they did nothing to stop it from happening in the first place.
>separates any of the Bisayan language dialects as seperate ethics groups
Retarded map. A person from Cebu can understand alot of Cuyunon, even Tausug although the latter is clearly a different group.
LOL same thing can be said about indos and indians
Tagalog sounds retarded
pinoys are the asians of asia.
Growing up, the only people from the Philippines that I knew were older ladies who barely spoke English and had really thick accents. Then I went on a date with a guy from the Philippines and I told him he spoke English really well and I think he thought I was retarded for making such a statement. Apparently a lot of younger people from the Philippines are insulted if you insinuate it's not a native language for them.
He thinks youre retarded for not knowing the most basic thing about the Philippines history (former Yank colony).
Wow anon, you type English really well! What’s your native language?
Damn, where’d you learn to speak English? You’re not even Bri’ish!
You retard of course they fucking speak it
>ESL anon points fingers
Just spent a week over there. Virtually all of the signs are in English but everyone talks to each other in tagalog. Most know enough english to get by. Their natural speach really is this bizarre mishmash of like 70% tagalog and then random english and spanish words sprinkled in, like they say zapatos for shoes. It really does just sound like made up gibberish
>wahhh why doesnt everyone look the same and talk the same
>i support diversity!!!!
I find tagalog to be a nightmarish spanish pidgin language.
Its like if someone made a conlang making fun of austronesians and then sprinkled spanish words.
By the way ESL education is a normal thing we have it too in mexico.
>amerifat can't imagine knowing more than one language
Is there any worse national cuisine than Filipino food?
It’s a hodgepodge of US occupation rations like spam, Chinese food thrown in a deep frier, and scraps from the jungle.
So you AREN'T a flip. Huh. But yeah flip food is disgusting wet market shit from the depths of the jungle. Bastardized hispanic food too.
Npt even going to bring up pagpag.
I have a friend who married a flip she met while she was over there with the Peace Corps and that nigga's cooking was lit.