Frequent question: Is Philippine English a legitimate variety of English?

What is the variety of Philippine English?

In the implementing 1987 Constitution, English is regarded as one of the two official languages of the Philippines, the other one being the national language Filipino.

Philippine English.

No. Feature Value
95 Be sat/stood with progressive meaning D – attested absence of feature

Is Philippine English good?

With two-thirds of the population fluent in English, the Philippines is regarded as one of the largest English-speaking countries in the world. In fact, in the EF English Proficiency Index 2017, the Philippines ranks 15th out of 80 countries.

What makes Philippine English unique?

Philippine English has developed a vigorous literature. It is in the process of standardization, with a variety no longer marked by regional accents associated with regional languages, but a converging variety that originates in Manila.

What is the English of Magarbo?

“mağara” in English

volume_up. mağara {noun} cave.

What is the English of sobra?

British English: scrap ADJECTIVE /skræp/ Scrap metal or paper is no longer wanted for its original purpose, but may have some other use.

Are there English words with Filipino origin?

Other Filipino words or English words with Filipino meanings included in the Oxford English Dictionary are: baon, barangay, barkada, barong, barong tagalog, baro’t saya, buko, despedida, estafa, go down, halo-halo, KKB (kanya-kanyang bayad), kuya, pan de sal, pasalubong, sinigang, suki, and utang na loob.

Why is English spoken in Philippines?

Its origins as an English language spoken by a large segment of the Philippine population can be traced to the American introduction of public education, taught in the English medium of instruction. … At the end of Spanish colonization, only 3-5% of the colonial population could speak Spanish.

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