8 Nov

Singapore Tours | Let’s Talk Singlish!

Singapore Tours | Let’s Talk Singlish!

Singapore English derives its roots from 146 years (1819–1965) of British colonial rule over Singapore. Prior to 1967 the standard form of English in Singapore had always been British English and Received Pronunciation. After Singapore declared independence in 1965, English in Singapore began to take a life of its own, leading to the development of modern-day Standard Singapore English. At the same time, Singlish evolved among the working classes who learned English without formal schooling.

try to learn some singlish on your singapore tours

let’s see how much singlish you will understand on your singapore city tour

The vocabulary of Singlish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Tamil and to a lesser extent various other European, Indic and Sinitic languages. Also, elements of American and Australian slang have come through from imported television series and films. On your Singapore activities, you will hear a lot of this fun language. Just go on private tours Singapore and soak in the Singlish!

 

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