I'd learned as well that before English, Latin was the first universal language. And Filipinos, haven't no difficulty about the said language as our country once under colonial government of Spain and other big nations. By then, Christianism introduced and that time masses were delivered via Latin language.
Could We Invent One Language for All the World?
What has Made the World Shrink?
How Do We Talk Through Space?
Do We All Read Left to Right?
Do We Use Different Ways of Writing?
Talking Without Words
Does Everybody in One Country Speak the Same Language?
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
What's in a Name?
Say Something by Whistling
Though country is made up of scattered islands. It's more fun in the Philippines, travelling around the whole country is not an issue as people are good English speakers. Asking for help and direction would no difficulty.
Year by year people are able to create new words to add it on Philippines Dictionary. Here are few of the samples and made it on the top:
- Lowbat — a technical term used to describe that cellphone batteries are already empty and need to recharge.
- Jejemon — a title for a person who uses complicated letters, symbols, and numbers when typing a text messages. The art of writing for those who practice the said conversation is easy as "ABC's." But some who are not exposed into it, for them it is difficult to compose and some people are having a hard time to get the idea about the contextual content. But thanks to Jejemon Community, they've managed to create an online translator. Groups who are against Jejemon are also called Jejebusters.
- Beki — a "gaylingo," introduced by men who are bisexual. In short, these people are gays. Bekimon is the word mentioned for groups of gays.
The real fact that Filipinos are great in English, the national language in the Philippines is Tagalog or also known as Filipino. Therefore, communities then developed simple but nice way to communicate each other. Since the people are able to combine English words and Filipino words in sentences. It is now called, Taglish.