game shows and language
June 6, 2008 5:44am CST
In the Philippines, the national tv stations are based of course in the metro capital, which is metro manila--the big city. There are so many game shows on tv nowadays. Although many provincial people join, most of the people who join are those living in the metro area because of proximity. At the same time, most puzzles are in Tagalog, so for an Ilonggo like me, sometimes, these are pretty hard to solve because my orientation is most of the time in English. We live in the same country but we have different languages. Although we know how to speak tagalog (or filipino) the national tongue, we are not very familiar with the nuances of the language. hehe what do you think about this?
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6 Jun 08
I agree with your observation. Most of the contestants come from Metro Manila and its nearby provinces. With regards to the language used, I have to admit that I find it more difficult to answer a Tagalog puzzle than an English one. I think I'm well versed with Tagalog but I think even those who were born to speak Tagalog first find it easier to answer an English puzzle than a Tagalog puzzle.
6 Jun 08
I think it isn't surprisingly . In my county we have many minorities and they have their own language and broadcast television, I also don't know what they talk about in TV, but I know we live in same country and we love our nations . Although our language and culture are different ,however ,I like different ,I want to talk to them insight into their culture . I think it a good things if we have many languages .