The Language The Government Tried To Suppress.
Singlish is defined as an English-based creole or patois spoken colloquially in Singapore! It is not a recent phenomena to Singaporeans, but James Harbeck gives us his interesting perspective of what it is all about. To an unaccustomed ear, it sounds like a foreign language, but actually, it is a jumble of Chinese dialects, Malay and sometimes even Indian vocabulary – all mixed like a heavily spiced curry dish.
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