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Re: Bahasa Indonesia (was: One language for the world)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Thursday, June 8, 2000, 21:14
Oops, somehow I goofed.  This longish post was my work, not Lasailly's:
 >>Barry a crit :
>> >>-------- >>Question on Bahasa Indonesia: is the lexicon mainly from one Indonesian >>language? In other words, how did they come up with the lexicon for the >>language? >>--------- >> >>they took vocab from Malay Javanese some other local langs. >>that makes a lot of Arabic and Sanskrit/Pali words too.> > Yes. Plus some Portuguese and lots of Dutch (where peninsular Ml. >has English -- e.g. BI potlot, Ml. pensil) etc. etc. etc.