Talk:List of English words of Malay origin
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Some words entered into English by Portuguese, Dutch, and even Spanish and French
I had included most words by referring to Concise Oxford Dictionary and Kamus Dewan (that lists the old Malay words from old Malay literatures i.e. launch from lancaran - that entered into English from Spanish; pantoum from pantun - entered into English by French famous poets that are Evariste Parny and by Victor Hugo).
Pantoum is a type of verse quatrain of Malayan origin adapted in French verse and was popularized by 18th-century poet Evariste Parny and by Victor Hugo. The term was used by Ravel to describe 2nd movt. (scherzo) of his pf. trio (1914). Then, it was entered into English especially in United States of America through French literatures. Apart from that, Pantoum also adapted into English literatures by British.
I have capitalized each word as per the general convention in a dictionary entry. --Bhadani 10:33, 14 March 2006 (UTC)
Do you even know the meaning of the words? Most of the words are completely off in meaning. Just because it sound the same does not mean it's the same word originating from Malay. - Ken, Malaysia —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 13:38, August 29, 2007 (UTC)
- Those words have reference of the origin, and not original research. The meaning may be off due to its old Malay. Ie lancha is no longer use in Malay it self, unless you read Hikayat. Yosri (talk) 03:53, 12 August 2012 (UTC)
Kechap is from Chinese (min-nan)not Malay
Salam is not a Malay word
I would like to correct that the word "salam" is not originated from Malay vocabulary. The reference given in no. 5 is not mentioning that the word is originally Malay word. Plus, the etymology proves that "salam" is an Arabic word. So, I would like to edit it and remove it from the list.
Below is the removed word which was "salam" (which used below URL as the reference):
- so long from this URL: Word Origins, By Dhirendra Verm
You should check the reference URL out, above, to understand the removal.
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