Oct 11, 2009

Malay words spelled in English

How many Malay words do you know that are spelled exactly like their English counterparts?

How many Malay words do you know that are spelled a little (or a lot) like their English counterparts?

While we're at it, who the F-bomb decides that these words are of legitimate use in Malaysia? Dewan Bahasa Pustaka?


If biskut didn't exist, I think they'd have called them "kooki" (singular) or "kooka-kooki" (plural).

4 comments:

_VeL_ said...

HAHA. I can't really remember which Malay words sounded like English.

But good one. Kooki.

cheahwey said...

I can think of .. "seminar", "interaksi", "kreativiti"... the older words lah.

sean said...

we should just speak english if BM is so limited.

cheahwey said...

Hehe.. do you see the paradox in that?
Limiting ourselves to English because Malay is limited....

Although I wouldn't call Malay limited. Maybe we just suck at the language.