Re: linguistic "flavours" (was Re: Missing Words)
|From:||H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 29, 2002, 18:10|
On Fri, Mar 29, 2002 at 06:44:01PM +0100, BP Jonsson wrote:
> At 11:38 2002-03-23 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
> >J Y S Czhang scripsit:
> >> _ketchup_ - from Chinese dialect * _koe-chiap_ for vinegary fish
> >> e,
> >> some varieties of this sauce had tomato paste as well.
> >I think it was the big noses who put the tomatoes in -- they are a
> >New World vegetable, after all.
> I thought ketjap/kecap was an Indonesian word. Roger?[snip]
I don't know about Indonesian, but the Malay word "kecap" is basically an
imitation of the English "ketchup". After all, there's no such thing as
ketchup in traditional Malay food :-)
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