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Meet Phrase-leh, the Singlish model of hit recreation Wordle

Meet Phrase-leh, the Singlish model of hit recreation Wordle

SINGAPORE – Viral phrase recreation Wordle has spawned no scarcity of copycats, however its newest model will maintain specific enchantment for Singaporeans: Phrase-leh, which makes use of Singlish phrases.

The sport has confirmed so standard that its creator, Ms Sha-Mayn Teh, relaunched the unique website on a brand new area, word-leh.com, on Wednesday (Feb 9) afternoon.

Ms Teh, a Singaporean based mostly in New York, mentioned on Twitter that she used an open supply clone of the unique Wordle recreation to create the brand new Singlish one.

Phrase-leh’s gameplay is nearly similar to Wordle. Day by day, gamers have six makes an attempt to guess a five-letter phrase, with inexperienced blocks indicating a accurately positioned guess, whereas yellow blocks mark out an accurate letter within the mistaken place.

However the place Wordle makes use of frequent English phrases for its options, Phrase-leh invitations members to guess the key Singlish phrase, from makan (eat) to bojio (no invitation/lacking out).

Singapore actor Hossan Leong was an early ambassador of Phrase-leh. On Tuesday, he tweeted about it, inviting netizens right here to strive it out.

Phrase-leh’s fast success echoes that of Wordle, which was solely made accessible to the general public in October final 12 months, but has already amassed a participant base of greater than 10 million in January, in line with US media outlet Time Journal.

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