rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Oct 20 01:25:10 MSD 2006
Quoting Benjamin A. Okopnik (ben at linuxgazette.net):
> [Mulyadi Santosa]
...which I mistook for Bahasa Indonesia, but it's probably really,
really close. (I'm pretty arrogant in guessing that, being
Norwegian-American 'n' all, but it's my best guess, based in part on
recent cultural history readings in Jared Diamond's books.) Melayu is
the Malay variant spoken as the majority language of Malaysia. Both it
and Bahasa Indonesia are in the Malay Austrolonesian family, which also
gave us all the Polynesian languages, the native Taiwan dialects, and
> [Ben Okopnik]
> Who's next? :)
I can fake some parts of a few other languages, such as Greek, German,
Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic -- with moderate degrees of success
(adequately to justify parody, anyway: Look up "alt.Shrugged").
Barely a few phrases of Cantonese, though, despite ample opportunity.
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