#Engrish Challenge Week #2 🙌 Celebrating English Language Failures__ Straightening the English Language Through Tongue Twisters

in ASEAN Hivelast month (edited)

Making The English Language Easier

Hello everyone! First of all, I would like to thank Mr. Justin Parke for the invitation. Indeed, a lot of us are still not able to master the English Language despite years of training since our elementary years.

Having grown in a Muslim community, I have observed different English mis-encounters on how the words were pronounced by my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters. The Maranao's are having a difficulty in pronouncing English words with CH on it. Perhaps it is due to the way they spoke their dialect.

Here are some of the words that were mispronounced:

  1. Church - This word is often pronounced a SEARCH.
  2. Mr. Ching - This is pronounced as Mr. Sing.
  3. China - This is pronounced as SAYNA.
  4. Cheese - This is pronounced as SEES.
  5. Chicken - This is pronounced as SEEKEN.
  6. Children - This is pronounced SEELDREN.

Because of this, we were given our daily Tongue Twisters before proceeding to the main topic of the day.


Most of my classmates pronounced it this way:

Mr. Sing is a Saynis Mersant who went to Sayna to buy sees and seeken for his seldrens seldren.

See how hard it was for them to straighten these words! Our teacher kept onrepeating the syllable CH as tseh, tseh. and yet, my classmate pronounced it as seh, seh. How he would laugh at himself by the way he pronounced it, the others started to mumble their part while waiting for their turn.

This task has become our daily exercise from the time we were taught the English Language until we graduated in high school. It was such an accomplishment for our English teachers to have straightened our tongues after all these years.

Those words may sound simple but mispronouncing it could be destructive to others! We're very thankful to our English teachers for their endeavours for us to traverse this complicated world with pride and dignity. It was a challenge.

You know guys, one of the hardest student who often mispronounced those words is now the Provincial Prosecutor in one of the localities in Mindanao.

Thank you for dropping by my page.

Till then,



Tuod gyud Sis hirap talaga ang english lalo yan ay di natin native tonque baya ay. Nice post mo ito Sis.

Gi-invite rpud bya ko ani ni Justin Parke sis.

Thanks @jurich60 for being engaged in the ASEAN Hive Community. !ENGAGE 10

There has already been too much ENGAGE today.

Kataw anan man oi English pa more.

Yeah, it's true sis because they don't have Ch in their spoken dialect. Kargado salita nila ng letter 'R'

Thanks @olivia08 for being engaged in the ASEAN Hive Community. !ENGAGE 5

There has already been too much ENGAGE today.

Love it! I taught English in Cambodia for many years alongside many Filipina co-workers from Cebu. They have some very similar pronunciation problems. The difference between "thick", "sick," "think," and "sink" is completely unnoticeable by most Cambodian English speakers.

Another thing that always makes me laugh....many Cambodians confuse the words "kitchen" and "chicken," and it's very funny because chicken is cooked in the kitchen.

Yes, I can relate to that! Can you imagine how many times in a year we've done those drills since our elementary grades until we graduated in high school? They gave all the credits to our teachers (me too) of what we've become today and they spoke good English by then. Our school president (he's American) even asked the assistance of their Peace Corps for our English drills.
One of my classmates also had a hard time in pronouncing words with 'th' on the first syllable and those with 'r' at the end. He would pronounce THREE as teeye and FOUR as poy. Our teacher would silently glare her eyes to us which meant "don't laugh" so we cover our mouths instantly so he won't hear our giggles.

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ASEAN Hive Community's 🤣 Engrish Challenge Week #2 🙌 Celebrating English Language Failures

ʟᴏᴛs ᴏғ ғᴜɴ - ᴏᴘᴇɴ ᴛᴏ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴏɴᴇ - ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴘʀɪᴢᴇs
⋆ ʏᴏᴜʀ ᴘᴏsᴛ ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀɴ ᴜᴘᴠᴏᴛᴇ ᴀɴᴅ ʀᴇʙʟᴏɢ
sᴜʙsᴄʀɪʙᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ
ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsᴇᴀɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ ᴄᴏᴍᴍᴜɴɪᴛʏ ᴠᴏᴛɪɴɢ ᴛʀᴀɪʟ
⋆ ᴛʜᴇ ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇ ғᴏʀ sᴏᴜᴛʜᴇᴀsᴛ ᴀsɪᴀɴ ᴄᴏɴᴛᴇɴᴛ ᴏɴ ʜɪᴠᴇ
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Done. Had delegated 50HP