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Old 1st January 2020, 10:28 AM
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My better half shared this with me, while I speak English and some French, a smattering of Tagalog and even less Ilocano (our local area). My better half advises that he speaks 2 recognised languages, English and Tagalog. He considers Ilocano, Bicol Which he converses fluently with as local dialects and don't count, interesting because he also has a firm grasp on Spanish and communicates comfortably with friends from Visayas and Mindanao.

Taglish rings a bell.

I always understood there were only perhaps 120 dialects within PH. but this link shows differently and the figures are interesting, have a look.


Cheers, Steve.
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