Languages of Singapore

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Languages of Singapore

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by SteveFoerster » Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:11 pm

Very interesting!
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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:59 pm

I'm aware of a street argot-version of singlish called 'cock'. Like the English cockney or rhyming slang it's used in idle banter, talking sh1t or perhaps discussing matters one wishes to keep the gendarmes innocent of.....;>...........
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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by cassowary » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:33 am

I never heard of a language called "cock".

Maybe you are referring to the phrase "talking cock". That means talking rubbish.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by neverfail » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 pm

cassowary wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:33 am
I never heard of a language called "cock".

Maybe you are referring to the phrase "talking cock". That means talking rubbish.
Yes; as in a cock and bull story.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by neverfail » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:12 pm

Singapore = Malaysia with a different pro-rata mix of the same ethnicities.

In Malaysia, Malay is the "official" national language and English the language they actually speak.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 pm

neverfail wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Singapore = Malaysia with a different pro-rata mix of the same ethnicities.

In Malaysia, Malay is the "official" national language and English the language they actually speak.
Neat video re Singaporean lingo. Ref Malaysia - would welcome cassowary's view on that, neverfail. It's not been my experience that English is the usual spoken language among Malays.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by cassowary » Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:27 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 pm
neverfail wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Singapore = Malaysia with a different pro-rata mix of the same ethnicities.

In Malaysia, Malay is the "official" national language and English the language they actually speak.
Neat video re Singaporean lingo. Ref Malaysia - would welcome cassowary's view on that, neverfail. It's not been my experience that English is the usual spoken language among Malays.
You are right Jim. Englisn is not the usual spoken language among the Malays in Malaysia.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by neverfail » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:43 pm

cassowary wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:27 am
Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 pm
neverfail wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Singapore = Malaysia with a different pro-rata mix of the same ethnicities.

In Malaysia, Malay is the "official" national language and English the language they actually speak.
Neat video re Singaporean lingo. Ref Malaysia - would welcome cassowary's view on that, neverfail. It's not been my experience that English is the usual spoken language among Malays.
You are right Jim. Englisn is not the usual spoken language among the Malays in Malaysia.
From my own admittedly brief experience many years ago, you could have fooled me.

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Re: Languages of Singapore

Post by cassowary » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:25 am

neverfail wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:04 pm
cassowary wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:33 am
I never heard of a language called "cock".

Maybe you are referring to the phrase "talking cock". That means talking rubbish.
Yes; as in a cock and bull story.
Right. That could be where the phrase "talking cock" originated from.

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