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Re: yl112's Meep, LOL...

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, September 30, 2001, 5:21
H. S. Teoh scripsit:

> That's not at all new... Bahasa Malaysia has officially adopted the method > of "enriching" their vocabulary by basically transliterating English words > (rather than extending the meaning of existing words, such as e.g. > Mandarin Chinese has done, or coining new Malay-sounding words). You get > words like "sistem", "ekonomi" (though that is from Greek), "universiti", > "fizik" (physics), "konstruksi" (construction), "radikal" (radical), etc.
Indeed, it is the method of English itself (though not of Ander-Saxon). -- John Cowan Please leave your values | Check your assumptions. In fact, at the front desk. | check your assumptions at the door. --sign in Paris hotel | --Miles Vorkosigan