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A Baba Malay Dictionary - William Gwee Thian Hock
A Baba Malay Dictionary - William Gwee Thian Hock
$14.00
Manufacturer Number: ML100
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A Baba Malay Dictionary... -... William Gwee Thian Hock... One of the great joys of spoken language is the clues the language gives to the speakers' way of life. Baba Malay, the language spoken by by descendants of early Chinese immigrants to the Malay peninsula who intermarried with Malays, is no...

Baba Malay Dictionary:

The First Comprehensive Compendium of Straits Chinese Terms and Expressions

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William Gwee Thian Hock


One of the great joys of spoken language is the clues the language gives to the speakers' way of life. Baba Malay, the language spoken by by descendants of early Chinese immigrants to the Malay peninsula who intermarried with Malays, is no exception. Both the immigrants and the Malays they met hadn't had the benefit of a classroom, so 'bazaar' Malay and colloquial Hokkien went into the melting pot to produce this lively and gutsy language. The author helps us through our occasional bits of puzzlement in this Baba Malay - English dictionary by giving us the original Hokkien or Malay derivations of words that baffle. 223 pages ending with a glossary of cherki, the Straits Chinese card game, and illustrations of the cards.

Weight 0.30 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free

Published by Tuttle Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 9780804837781

Condition: Very Good. Paperback. With minor shelf wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.