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Filipino Songs Heavily Influenced by Spanish

Hello Spanish Speakers,

I just thought I'd share some Filipino songs with you that have a bunch of Spanish loan words in them. The Philippines was a Spanish colony for over 300 years before America defeated Spain and purchased The Philippines from them. America changed the education system to put an emphasis on English, so the Spanish language pretty much died in the country. My grandfather was fluent in Spanish, but my parents did not know how to speak it at all. I can speak a bit of Filipino (the national language Tagalog) like a 5 year old, and I didn't know how much in common Filipino languages have with Spanish until I started studying both languages at the same time (there are over 100 Filipino languages). I've been putting together a list of all the shared words I have discovered while studying Spanish and Filipino (Tagalog) at the same time. I'll put together a course teaching Filipino with the use of Spanish loan words sometime next year (after I have a better grasp of both languages).

The following songs are sung in a Filipino language called, "Chabacano." The language is spoken in a tiny region in The Philippines and by a very small population. This unique Filipino language, however, has retained a lot of vocabulary from the Spanish era. It's important to note that this language is NOT Spanish. It's uniquely Filipino.

Porque by Maldita http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCGD3NhwFHE

Necisita by Comic Relief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHPf75aUrhw

Nuay Mas by Comic Relief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMEVKEoXOO8=PL42202A8622F2C9E1

Nuay Etu, Nuay Manyana by Comic Relief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_25DrIGTil4=7=PL42202A8622F2C9E1

Cuando? By Comic Relief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13rV0L2DFHQ

Mi Estrella by Comic Relief http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qc914wIlxU

3 years ago

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Um, I noticed on the last video (the first one I tried to open) that one of the kids is wearing a t-shirt with a giant red swastika on it. Uh, I couldn't really get past that...

3 years ago

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Buddhists are not Nazis. You'll see this symbol throughout Asia.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/49337086@N07/4525274963/ http://www.religionfacts.com/buddhism/symbols/swastika.htm

The German swastika is inverted when you compared to the Buddhist symbol of well-being.

3 years ago

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tnel1
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I didn't say Buddhists were Nazis or that he was one either. I mostly only know Zen Buddhists and I've never seen that around around any Zendo. I've seen it associated with these cultures: http://www.warpaths2peacepipes.com/native-american-symbols/swastika-symbol.htm Nevertheless, the symbol looks shocking, no matter how you spin it - especially when it's red (which I get means sth. different as well.) It freaked me out/shocked me so I closed the video instantly without noticing what direction it was. The shapes are just too close for comfort, and I felt wary.

But thanks anyway! I hope others can enjoy your postings. I'm sure you mean well. Regards.

3 years ago

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tnel1
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p.s. Sorry more people didn't see your post. You might trying reposting at some point. I am very interested in the Philippines and I'm sure others will be too.

3 years ago

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Yo ta habla Chavacano. Soy filipino y mestizo!

1 year ago