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    Default Why do singaporeans say la?

    Why do singaporeans say la? Do you just say it when speaking in english or is it like a internet-speak thing or does it have a real meaning or specific use?

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    Its like our own... Slang or accent.

    Why do americans go "Yo" and "Dawg"?

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    this is called singlish
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    What is wrong with Singaporeans saying "la" la?

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    we have lor also. we singaporeans know where to add in the American's yo, eh, i guess, etc slang, but it takes skill for them to know when to use our slang.

    beat it.
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    but theres a weird tone to it. when i try speaking singlish all my friends are like SORRY CMI!!!


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    its our very unique ending for speech... ..

    just like japanese who love to say desho... ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keruton View Post
    but theres a weird tone to it. when i try speaking singlish all my friends are like SORRY CMI!!!
    ditto.
    i wont say it's weird but like... there's a diff intonation? so like, when i do it, sometimes, it comes out right, sometimes, it comes out sounding really bad. like, singlish + american + aussie accent. and like, whoa. my friends don't go easy on me when that happens.

    T.T i quit singlish.

    LA.

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    besides 'la'

    there was a certain short period of my life when i used to start every sentence with "wad lao", and end with "sia".

    but tt's the past.

    So... relax... la....

    Notice: Pls pardon me if I dont reply your PMs asap, my computer died and currently have no Internet access at home, esp weekends. Thank you. T_T

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiyomi View Post
    ditto.
    i wont say it's weird but like... there's a diff intonation? so like, when i do it, sometimes, it comes out right, sometimes, it comes out sounding really bad. like, singlish + american + aussie accent. and like, whoa. my friends don't go easy on me when that happens.

    T.T i quit singlish.

    LA.
    lol yeah! XD my accent is also american+aussie+singaporean haha. but sometimes its nice to try speaking in singlish and then i got to my friends and say i want to be an ah beng and they're just like


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizu View Post
    besides 'la'

    there was a certain short period of my life when i used to start every sentence with "wad lao", and end with "sia".

    but tt's the past.

    So... relax... la....
    in primary school when i discovered the wonders of the f word i used to say in almost every single sentence.


    im much better now tho


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    Our singlish is a rojak of many languages such as malay, chinese etc. 'la' is a particle that we attach to the end of our sentences to convey a certain meaning. For more information, you can read this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish

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    lol wiki on singlish........... XP

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    Singlish LA!


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    cuz la is loved..so lala loved! lol
    Let's start from the bottom shall we?

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