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  • proper n. Ungrammatical, unorthographical or nonsensical English found in East Asia, especially Japan.

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From the mispronunciation of the word "English" common to Japanese speakers who have difficulty distinguishing "L" and "R" sounds. The Japanese transliteration of English - イングリッシュ (Ingurishu) is often used for teaching purposes. In that word /ɽ/ sound (romanised as "r") is pronounced instead of the English /l/.

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