måndag 24 mars 2014

Malaysian spelling

Malaysia was a British colony until 1957 and you can see the British influence in the language. Everyone speaks English here which is very helpful when you want to get around. One funny thing I noticed though is that they have changed the spelling of the words, which sometimes can be confusing:

Pos = Post

Teksi = Taxi

Sentral = Central

As you see when you pronounce them they sound the same, it is just the spelling that is changed.  I was very confused since I was looking for a post office and couldn´t get it in my head that it was the Pos Malaysia I was looking for… now I know.

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