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  1. Taglish

    Taglish or Englog is code-switching and/or code-mixing in the use of Tagalog and English, the most common languages of the Philippines. The words Taglish and Englog are portmanteaux of the words Tagalog and English. The earliest use of the word Taglish dates back to 1973, while the less common form Tanglish is recorded from 1999.Taglish is widely used in the Philippines, but is also used by Filipinos in overseas communities. It also has several variants, including coño English, jejenese and swardspeak.


  1. Taglish

    Taglish is a portmanteau of the words "Tagalog" and "English" which refers to the Philippine language Tagalog infused with American English terms. It is an example of code-switching. Taglish is perhaps most common in Metro Manila, where its use has become stereotyped. Its influence has nevertheless become great, as it is now arguably a lingua franca in the Tagalog-speaking regions. Another related example of code-switching is Englog, English infused with Tagalog words, a popular type being called Coño/Konyo English. As with other examples of code-switching, Taglish is spoken for convenience. Because Tagalog/Filipino words are often longer or less familiar than their English counterparts, the English words are used instead. For example: can be said in the classical Tagalog way as: Instead speakers nowadays say Another example concerns "homework" and "assignment": As with "assignment", English words in Taglish are sometimes written in Tagalog phonetic spelling. Any English verb, and even some nouns, can be converted into a Tagalog verb by following the normal verb tense constructions of Tagalog. This is done usually by the addition of one or more prefixes or infixes and by the doubling of the starting sound of the base form of the verb or noun. The English verb "drive" can be transformed into the Tagalog "magda-drive" meaning "will drive". The English noun "Internet" can be converted into the Tagalog "nag-Internet", "have used the Internet".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAGLISH in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAGLISH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. soft-witted
    • B. contagious
    • C. ultimo
    • D. tacky

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