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  • Jun 05, 2011
  • 11:21 PM

Is it okay to lose your language? Not for these Fil-Ams

Dennis Clemente / Inquirer.net
NEW YORK—“Would you like to learn Filipino?” Ask a very young Filipino-American, and you will most likely draw a blank. It’s okay. He can’t decide for himself yet. When puberty hits, that’s when it hits them. They can’t communicate with their parents or relatives as much as they want to. Speaking only in English, they feel isolated in family gatherings or Filipino parties.

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