Monday, September 19, 2011

Grammar Police




I have come to accept that English will always be my second language. No matter how many words I learn or sentences I mass produce in the assembly lines of my head, there will come a time when I would question the impeccability of my tongue.

But when in doubt with my thoughts and the transmission of message seems to be hampered by a cluttered mind. First, I read my words aloud to find my Zen. Second, I rephrase my sentences so that my ideas would find clarity, same with a glass sprayed with soap water.

And when everything seem to be lost in translation, still, I embrace the language my heart often speaks. 


"ang taong hindi marunong magmahal sa sariling wika ay masahol pa sa mabaho at malansang isda"


Bakit ka pa mag-iingles kung maisasapuso mo rin naman sa iyong inang wika?





26 comments:

i am max said...

because some people are naturally pretentious? siyempre marami nagiisip na cool sila pagnageenglish sila. haha!

jetlander said...

naiintindihan ko sila, ako aminado na di magaling mag english lalo na sa pagsasalita (22/30 ang score ko sa speaking part ng TOEFL ibt at 28/30 naman sa written exam) kaya kung may mali sa grammar ko please correct me para matuto ako.

Mugen said...

Jetlander:

Naku, mahirap yata yang pinapagawa mo. Sa pagkakaalam ko, pagdating sa blogging, hindi ka nakikialam sa grammar ng nagsusulat. Yun ang dahilan bakit nadidiscourage yung iba na magsulat. Besides, sandamakmak rin ang sablay ko. Wala akong karapatan pumuna ng iba. Lol.

Besides, pag binabasa ko naman ang blog mo, hindi naman sumasakit ang tenga at mga mata ko. :)

I Am Max:

Some people speak English to impress. To make everyone know that they're above others. Yun ang mas masakit. We speak our language to communicate. To express our ideas.

Thanks for dropping by.

Yehosue said...

Kung kapwa Pilipino naman ang kausap utang na loob magtagalog na lang! :)

Nakakasuya ang mga ganitong eksena!hehehe Nakakangilo sir!hahaha

Nate said...

@kuya joms & yehosue: aray.. aray.. :P

Mugen said...

Nate:

The rule stands, kapag kinausap ka sa Tagalog, hangga't maari, kailangan mo siyang kausapin sa kanyang wika. Hehe.

Yehosue:

Tama!

Nate said...

@kuya joms: naunawaan ko po.. uhm, kuya? yung comment mo sa post ko, interrogative ba yun? or rhetorical question? waah! :/

Mr. Hush Hush said...

hehehe natutuwa ako sa mga comments nila.. for me, i let them be.. who knows? they just want to polish their english skills..

which lead me to think, what is the proper of saying this:

Thank God or Thanks God??

My blood just boils when I see people using the latter.. or maybe I am wrong hehehe correct me Mugen ^_^

POPOY said...

Ayaw kong mag react sa mga comments nila.. kasi ako din dami akong mali :)

pero Joms sino yan!? kaw ha!

jetlander said...

Hi Mugen! I want to improve my writing skills kaya ako nagblog, hindi ako mao offend kung may mang okray sa grammar ko basta ba ituro yong correct way of writing.

back sa topic, baka kaya ngakandaloko loko ang grammar dahil nawindang sila sa katawan nung mama. kahalihalina naman talaga =>

dabo said...

Pagdating sa grammar..no comment. Lolz.

Eternal Wanderer... said...

hanuvah.

e pwede naan mag-tagalog, dabah?

kalurkey!

Mugen said...

Ternie:

Mas cool daw kasi sa kanila ang mag English eh. :) Urbanidad naman daw. Lolz.

Dabo:

I'd say you're superior in your own little ways that I tend to overlook those minor lapses you could correct after a few revisions.

Jetlander:

Ternie's English is better. Dun sa nagkawindang windang, OA naman ha! Mas matetend akong magtagalog para naman ipakitang hindi siya masyadong nakakalamang. Lolz

Pepe said...

aray naman, pasintabi. lol

masaya kong kaya mong kainin ang english ng walang sablay, parang kanin na nakasanayan. pero masaya rin naman yong matapos mong iproofread ng makailang-ulit ang gawa mo eh pag posted na saka mo lang makikita ang mga mali. ayoko nga icorrect. kapagod. lol

Mugen said...

Popoy:

Hipon, nakita ko sa Facebook. Hehe.

Mr. Hush:

Sabagay, may point ka nga, baka nga naman pinopolish lang nila yung English nila. (sana) Hehe.

As for your question, I can honestly say that I don't know rin. Hehe. Thanks God sounds informal. (Thanks Michelle, Thanks Ophelia,) Thank God naman is used when you say (Thank God I'm alive, or Thank God I didn't spend that much) so yun. Pasensya na, alam ko lang i-apply pero di ko alam mag-explain.

If you would ask me, the most formal way would be. Thank you God. Yun. :)

Nate:

Curious na tanong lang. Hehe.

Mugen said...

Pepe:

Ako na ang OC! Haha. Hangga't wala pa akong next entry, asahan mo na continuous ang proofread ng gawa ko. Hehe.

JC said...

i agreed. i dont english that much cos im not good so dare you go. i try my best not correct the incorrect grammars cos me myself is wrong most of the time. dont make fond of me. im just being to true myself. enaf said! final is me!

*nosebleed*

JohnM said...

please stuff it papa JC coz I'm not only nosebleed to your english but I'm also menstruating to it very much. Let's not makes fun of other people grammars just cause it's so very laughter huh? Please papa Mugen, don't make grammar police of me and minding your own businesses alright? Unlike yours truly, I am not graduate from journalism eh. That says, peaced out!

*hinimatay dahil sobrang nosebleed*

Sean said...

Minsan kahit ikaw ang tama pero lahat sila mali ang isinulat, mapapaisip Ka Kung tama Ka nga ba

lonewolf said...

Tayong mga pinoy lang naman ang may obsession sa correct grammar. I mean mga amerikano or british di nila tayo pagtatawanan kung mali english natin or grammar. Pero ang kapwa pinoy pagtatawanan ka talaga

Nate said...

@kuya joms: curious na tanong? uhm, pano ba?! you're good at connecting the dots, yes? the clues are there sa blog ko.. so yun..

@JC & JohnM: panalo ang comments nyo.. muntik na akong mahulog sa chair kakatawa.. ahahahah!

daniel the jagged little egg said...

Haha natawa ko dun sa mga fans niya sis' haha : )

Mugen said...

Daniel:

Para lang may masabi no? As if naman ke gwapo gwapo. Hmpft.

Nate:

Now I get it. Hays. we commit mistakes, we learn. :)

Sean:

Sa ganyang pagkakataon, sumasangunni ako sa Google. Hehe. Hindi ka nag-iisa. Nabibiktima rin ako.

Mugen said...

Lonewolf.

Blame it on Postcolonial Mentality. Nagpasakop tayo sa mga Amerikano, ngayon gusto nating higitan ang mga Amerikano.

But seriously, to speak and write perfect English reflect the person's intelligence. Bastardize the language (it applies to Filipino) and you'd be branded a do-no-gooder. :)

JM:

Ambot sa imo. Lol.

Mugen said...

JC:

Ikaw josawa kez, namanchi, wag mo ko trysung. Knowsline mo ang charotan natin sa Shoogletalk. Lol. Mwahness!!

Eternal Wanderer... said...

ngek. dami kong typos kaya sa mga entries.

tamad lang mag-proof read.

*excuses, excuses* :P