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Post by Fortan » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 1:01 pm

After many years it is still doing my head in when locals say stuff like: "I cannot do that also". "That is not good also". "Later also cannot"..... why is it they use also instead of either? Anything to do with the connection to their mother tongue?

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Post by the lynx » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 1:20 pm

Because (1) they don't know the existence of the word "either", and (2) even if they do, the intense fear of having to choose to pronounce it as ee-ther or ahy-ther repels them from using the word altogether.

Also, "also" is very easy to use :P

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 1:24 pm

the lynx wrote:Because (1) they don't know the existence of the word "either", and (2) even if they do, the intense fear of having to choose to pronounce it as ee-ther or ahy-ther repels them from using the word altogether.

Also, "also" is very easy to use :P
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Post by PrimroseHill » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 1:25 pm

also is usually aso lah
this wan aso can. :P

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 1:27 pm

PrimroseHill wrote:also is usually aso lah
this wan aso can. :P
Later aso cannot lah.... :P

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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 2:22 pm

Fortan wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:also is usually aso lah
this wan aso can. :P
Later aso cannot lah.... :P
Try explaining this.

When you are in office, you are "coming home" is what you tell your colleagues, not "I AM GOING HOME .. "

the logic being, you 'come home' .. always .. you go to other places though ..

Just like "You FOLLOW ME in my car ha .. "

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Post by Fortan » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 2:33 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Fortan wrote:
PrimroseHill wrote:also is usually aso lah
this wan aso can. :P
Later aso cannot lah.... :P
Try explaining this.

When you are in office, you are "coming home" is what you tell your colleagues, not "I AM GOING HOME .. "

the logic being, you 'come home' .. always .. you go to other places though ..

Just like "You FOLLOW ME in my car ha .. "
:???:

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Post by Steve1960 » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 2:50 pm

My daughter has started responding to requests with 'can, can'

:(

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Post by nakatago » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 2:56 pm

can oso can, cannot oso can.
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Post by ecureilx » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 3:03 pm

Steve1960 wrote:My daughter has started responding to requests with 'can, can'

:(
and a relative's kids, moved here ... when asked if they really have a cat as the mother said, the younger fellow said loudly "Of course .... Got .. "

and when i asked him the grammer of something, he went "Ok what .. "

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Post by kookaburrah » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 3:14 pm

Drives me crazy, as well. And the use of borrow for either 'borrow' and 'lend'.
Fortan wrote:After many years it is still doing my head in when locals say stuff like: "I cannot do that also". "That is not good also". "Later also cannot"..... why is it they use also instead of either? Anything to do with the connection to their mother tongue?

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Post by PrimroseHill » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 4:31 pm

I got brocolli aso. I aso got carrots. Got got. You wan?
You take beef?
So hard leh
leceh lah, tomorrow aso can bah
:x :mad: :lol:

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Post by Max Headroom » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 4:53 pm

Bah got meh?

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Post by Sergei82 » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 5:20 pm

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I threw out a silly joke: Nonsense ah you!
My cat is in heat: Disgusting ah you Lola!
In shop: Ten dolla wah!
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Post by zzm9980 » Wed, 08 Jan 2014 7:31 pm

I'm still don't quite understand the usage of "how, can?" It seems to be thrown in random places to indicate that something isn't possible but would be very difficult to do, but not when they're asking my input. More as a declaration. But maybe I'm completely wrong.

Lynx can you explain? :P

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