Ok, I see that I've been missing out on a lot...
nakatago wrote:Congratulations, Ms. Teoh, you're the first one to actually piss me off on the internet.
What??!! I thought I had the honour of doing that?
I just don’t understand what gives Singaporeans so much confidence about their pronunciation.
sometimes when you cant speak the way they do they think it's your fault.
Don't get you. Why would it be YOUR fault IF WE are unable to pronounce words properly? And there are many reasons(some pointed out by anneteoh) for why some Singaporeans do not pronounce their words properly.
SE, pointing out those facts does not mean that she is an apologist. As for how many Singaporeans do and do not speak good English, it is PURELY OPINION-BASED. I see no point in harping over this issue.
anneteoh wrote:I wouldn't say all S'poreans have Singlish pronunciation ; in fact, I'd say most S'poreans speak perfectly excellent English.
As a Singaporean, if you have a decent education (at least secondary school), you will be able to code switch between English and Singlish. The part which I personally find most foreigners have problem is, is the speed at which we speak.
anneteoh wrote:Many S'poreans speak good English but code switch to Singlish when people who speak rudely are around.
Well, personally, I'm tempted to do that to the rude foreigners. Don't see why I need to give in to the demands of rude foreigners coming to my country, earning SG $ and still demanding that I speak English in a way that they understand so that they can fit in. (I wonder how foreigners would feel if I went to their country to work and demanded that they speak the language which I feel is pleasant to my ears?) Can't eat your cake and have it too!
nakatago wrote:I will no longer debate with you.
You don't stand a chance against me.
You never did.
Wow, you are one humble person, aren't you?