>tagalog is the most spoken language in the country

>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 fricking nightmare of linguistics, not even 2 fricking occupations by global superpowers could save it

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  1. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >international
    >formal
    >local
    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.

  2. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Its not an ethnostate, like its neighbours it is a recently created state formed of various tribes and peoples

  3. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Haha its called Chavacano? It means vulgar or crass in Spanish (spelled Chabacano)

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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?

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        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

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >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.

  4. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't forget the Native American Nahuatl and Quchua languages of Mexico and South America in Filipino.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_loanwords_in_Tagalog#Nahuatl

      Truly a mutt language.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >made this post in the biggest mutt language in the West
        Btw almost all those Nauhatl words are used in English too

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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)

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lol if Filipino accents produce horrible English pronounciations why the frick are most English Call Centers in the Philippines?

        https://www.outsourceaccelerator.com/articles/philippines-as-the-call-center-capital-of-the-world

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          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.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Then doesn’t that make Filipino accent not the ugliest accent?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          cheap labour + accent training
          average flip accent is intelligible yet ugly

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          >customer support
          >speaking good english

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          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.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          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

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        Should have shot your professor

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        You got banned? Like expelled?

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Yea
          I was interested in “language discrimination” but people deliberately construed it as me advocating for “hate” speech

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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)

      Have you actually considered that there’s a thing called Indian English accent?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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)

      Filipino here
      I agree
      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

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        why are homosexuals popular on tv
        I thought it was a catholic country

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          A country can be religious and accepting of gays. 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.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Please post direct quotes from the catechism to back your shit up

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            >wants to be spoonfed

            https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            It’s common knowledge to Christcucks and atheists, you goofy frickfaced-gay

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            If there's no sauce then it isn't knowledge, it's memes.

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            >wants to be spoonfed

            https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20030731_homosexual-unions_en.html

            ? let the coping begin

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why don't you let the dilating begin?

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            >give me sources because I don’t do my own research!

          • 12 months ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not going to make your point for you, moron.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because its Southeast Asia. We have a long tradition of considering gays as magical jester beings. Even Muslim as frick 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.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          ... 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

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          homosexualry has been widespread in Asia since the dawn of civilization.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          tell me you’ve never been inside a ladyboy without telling me you’ve never been inside a ladyboy

  5. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is unironically why it performs so bad at international tests. Their whole education system is a fricking 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 moronic as what shitposters on this Mongolian throat singing forum think

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Muh Singapore
      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 c**ts to abandon their languages in their ancestral lands, see how that goes.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        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

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good thing I wasn't talking of the Philippines as a Nation. Read again.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          Almost every single country in the world has adopted a foreign religion.

        • 12 months ago
          Anonymous

          >culturally distinct
          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.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        >separates any of the Bisayan language dialects as seperate ethics groups
        moronic map. A person from Cebu can understand alot of Cuyunon, even Tausug although the latter is clearly a different group.

  6. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    LOL same thing can be said about indos and indians

  7. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    Tagalog sounds moronic

  8. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    pinoys are the asians of asia.

  9. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    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 moronic 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.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      He thinks youre moronic for not knowing the most basic thing about the Philippines history (former Yank colony).

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Wow anon, you type English really well! What’s your native language?

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn, where’d you learn to speak English? You’re not even Bri’ish!

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      You moron of course they fricking speak it

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      >ESL anon points fingers

  10. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    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

  11. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >wahhh why doesnt everyone look the same and talk the same
    >i support diversity!!!!

  12. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    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.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      By the way ESL education is a normal thing we have it too in mexico.

  13. 12 months ago
    Anonymous

    >amerifat can't imagine knowing more than one language

  14. 12 months ago
    Chud Anon

    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.

    • 12 months ago
      Anonymous

      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.

      • 12 months ago
        Anonymous

        I have a friend who married a flip she met while she was over there with the Peace Corps and that homie's cooking was lit.

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