John Cowan cowan at
Sat Jan 7 17:58:35 CET 2017

On Sat, Jan 7, 2017 at 11:34 AM, Kent Karlsson <kent.karlsson14 at>

Looking at the current Filipino CLDR locale data, it is actually a
> "fil+en+es" mix.

That's pretty much what Tagalog/Filipino actually is: like English, it is
stuffed full of
loanwords.  It's been estimated that 40% of words used in ordinary
are of Spanish origin (some of them in fact Nahuatl, from the days when the
were governed from Mexico City).  There are also many words of Malay,
English, and
more miscellaneous origins.  But English is not a mixed language even
though it has
only about 1800 surviving native roots: it is what it is, an extreme case
of a West
Germanic language.

John Cowan        cowan at
Female celebrity stalker, on a hot morning in Cairo:
"Imagine, Colonel Lawrence, ninety-two already!"
El Auruns's reply:  "Many happy returns of the day!"
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