Tolong tolong…itu apa?

There is a Malay word repeated in the Hokkien dialogue of the video clip

 

Another calque is missi which is the Malay way of dealling with consonant clusters by inserting a vowel:

miss > missi > misi so the address term ‘Miss’ becomes a noun for a nurse

Misi misi # tolong tolong# wa eh kia huat sio …..

And what is Hon San in Malay?

 

 

 

What is sparrow

Sparrow burung apa?

Apa itu?

Itu Apa?

Apa…itu?  B-U-R-U-N-G!

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