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From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Saturday, January 10, 2004, 22:12
Jean-François Colson wrote:

>Trebor Jung wrote: > > > >>PS: Is Turkish (and Arabic) <merhaba> 'hello/hi' related in any way to the >>Maltese <merhba> 'Welcome!'? >> >> > >I wouldn't be surprised. Isn't Maltese an Arabic dialect? > >
Not dialect, per se. A closely related language, certainly.(Malta has an army and a navy, remember, if only a small one)