Oral English Communication

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The vocabulary of Manglish consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien,Mandarin, Cantonese, Tamil, and to a lesser extent various other European languages, while Manglish syntax resembles southern varieties of Chinese.

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Oral English CommunicationThe vocabulary of Manglish consists of words originating fromEnglish,Malay,Hokkien,Mandarin,Cantonese,Tamil, and to a lesser extent various other European languages, while Manglish syntax resembles southern varieties of Chinese. Also, elements ofAmericanandAustralian slanghave come through from imported television series. Most words consist of MAN, different phrases grunts in between and the tone of your voice, all make it so the MAN could mean up to and perhaps more then 138 phrases. The Malaysian Manglish is sometimes known as Rojak orBahasa Rojak, but it differs from the Rojak language by the usage of English as the base language. The East Coast versions (Kelantan and Terengganu) of Manglish may differ greatly, as their accent of Malay and the jargon are particularly alien to regular Malaysian (West Coast) speakers. Such is shown evidently in the film 'Baik Punya Cilok' where a character spoke in an authentic Terengganu Manglish. Manglish in the West coast ofWest Malaysiais very similar (and oftentimes identical) toSinglis -------------------------------------------------HistoryManglish shares substantial linguistic similarities withSinglishinSingapore, although distinctions can be made, particularly in vocabulary. Initially, "Singlish" and "Manglish" were essentially the same language, when Singapore and Malaysia were a single geographic entity:Malaya. In old Malaya, English was the language of the British adm

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