Google aims to protect endangered languages

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Google aims to protect endangered languages

Post by nakatago » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 9:50 pm

http://googleblog.blogspot.co.uk/2012/0 ... rting.html

Quick! Get Singaporeans to rally on this before the gahmen has its way and everybody starts speaking proper English.
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Post by Asian_Geekette » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:23 pm

Yey! Must preserve the colorful language! :)
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Post by the lynx » Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:57 pm

I'm not sure if Singlish is constituted as one... :P

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Post by pjays02 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 2:49 pm

i feel we should preserve singlish. it's really unique to singapore
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Post by Vaucluse » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 4:08 pm

pjays02 wrote:i feel we should preserve singlish. it's really unique to singapore
I agree! Manglish oso can, mah!
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Post by JR8 » Fri, 22 Jun 2012 4:20 pm

pjays02 wrote:i feel we should preserve singlish. it's really unique to singapore
That was deep man.

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Post by zzm9980 » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 8:22 pm

pjays02 wrote:i feel we should preserve singlish. it's really unique to singapore
That's a good thing.

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Post by Vaucluse » Sat, 23 Jun 2012 8:32 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
pjays02 wrote:i feel we should preserve singlish. it's really unique to singapore
That's a good thing.
yes, it's a good thing to preserve it . . .

I guess you're lucky, zzm, that you speak accent-free . . .
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