It is not a language by itself dude, its just a variant of our beloved Commonwealth English.
But that reminds me, a British judge ever employed an American English-English translator because he considered American English a foreign English. Haha.
Last edited by Slivester; 24th December 2005 at 10:15 AM.
Do we still have to think that there is a pure, pristine English language with a sacred status that nobody should be allowed to recreate on? Singlish has performed wonderfully in binding our society, cutting across races and religions. Commonwealth English? Just a working language for me, not quite my beloved.Originally Posted by Slivester
My beloved won't be a working language. She'll be a working girl.Originally Posted by eikin
forget about singlish and make an all-hokkien film next time lah.
no flavour, will look like taiwan movie ... why not just add every other languages used here EXCEPT english?Originally Posted by zaren
Last edited by eikin; 24th December 2005 at 10:30 AM.
just go with the 10% rule lah. no more than 10% of the movie dialogue should be in singlish. i think the Academy judges can accept that.Originally Posted by eikin
better still don't enter Oscar lor, so many things to compromise, why do we need to seek the American film academy's approval anyway?Originally Posted by zaren
because the oscar is a widely regarded pinnacle of recognition in movie making. don't you want to see a singapore-made film make it big on the world stage?Originally Posted by eikin
America Film awards = World stage? nah, they may be relatively advance in many things, but there are so many other options around if seeking 'world recognition'Originally Posted by zaren
what other options would u recommend to get world recognition in movies?Originally Posted by eikin
do a google for 'international film festival'Originally Posted by zaren
yep, i did.Originally Posted by eikin
"be with me" was the opening film of cannes film festival 2005.
it's a good start, the next goal would be a singapore movie winning one of the palms in cannes.
the ironic history that the English language was derived from Germany so is English a language? (pun intended)
I lup SG, but SG don't love me...
Thats your opinion, and many people do have differentiated opinions. As for Commonwealth English, yes it is sort of "demanding" to non-native speakers, but for my family the language is held dearly.Originally Posted by eikin
Next time try to comprehend my meaning, I was trying to be sarcastic.
Nobody ever dare to restrict the production of a variant out of UK English, Commonwealth English is a variant, and the part of parenting group of all of the localised variants such as Singlish. Its recognised worldwide, nobody say its not allowed.Originally Posted by eikin
Just that, a variant doesn't really constitute to be another language. Its simply more like a mild dialect.
Last edited by Slivester; 24th December 2005 at 11:33 AM.
Yeah its Germanic, but it also constitutes so much words that descended from French, after the Normans took over England. So is German and French and Spanish, they descended from Latin. And Latin derived from Italic languages, and the latin alphabets derived from Greek alphabets.Originally Posted by Sjourn
They are sort of interconnected, but nobody seemed to mind anyway. People still don't really understand another language even if there is a chain there.
which modern language we know today isn't a variant?Originally Posted by Slivester
Now Singlish can trace its proud lineage to German.Originally Posted by Sjourn
I think we should start a Clubsnap Movie of the Year Award.Originally Posted by zaren
vermutlich nichtOriginally Posted by Sion