Definitions

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  • proper n. An English-based creole incorporating Chinese and Malay words; used informally in Singapore.

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Examples

  • In Singaporean English (known as Singlish), think is pronounced "tink," and theories is "tee-oh-rees."

    How English Is Evolving Into a Language We May Not Even Understand

  • Though the schools teach "Standard" (that is, British) English, the language of the streets and markets is an eclectic stew known as Singlish -- made up mostly of English, Malay and dialects of Chinese.

    Interpreting the Evolution of English

  • Therein sprouted Singlish, which is a unique blend of languages that I would probably consider to be the equivalent of a slang in other countries.

    jaimewolf Diary Entry

  • I've previously mentioned the amazing linguistic hodgepodge of English, Malay, Hokkien, and whatever the cat brought in that serves as the lingua franca of Singapore (despite government disapproval) and is known as Singlish (excellent Wikipedia entry here—thanks, John!)

    languagehat.com: SINGLISH.

  • I think the Spanglish or the Singlish is the best!

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  • Some worry, however, that the island's unique patois known as Singlish could be lost, and with it an important cultural glue unifying the multiethnic city-state of 5.1 million people.

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  • Some worry, however, that the island's unique patois known as Singlish could be lost, and with it an important cultural glue unifying the multiethnic city-state of

    Staradvertiser Headlines

  • Some worry, however, that the island's unique patois known as Singlish could be lost, and with it an important cultural glue unifying the multiethnic, multi-religious city-state of 5.1 million people.

    phillyBurbs.com: Home RSS feed

  • I am already familiar with "Singlish", the flavor of English tinged with Malay, Hindi, Chinese, and several other languages spoken in Singapore.

    Ruby Matters: Language Beauty Part 1

  • Already we have seen such developments as Tok Pisin in Papua New Guinea and 'Singlish' in Singapore, which derive from English but are now so different in form that they would be largely unintelligible to a monolingual English speaker.

    On languages uniting people

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