Manglish

Manglish. For all Malaysians, the word has been synonymous with the excessive usage of the “-lah” particle behind every sentence (for non-Malaysians, think “-desu”) and words like “Aiyo” and simple short concise replies to daily situations.

Imagine my suprise when this popped up on Slashdot. I’ll leave it to all my fellow M’sians to judge. Honestly, I was half expecting to see “-desu” being replaced with “-lah”.

On another sidenote… I feel sad now. I’ve just moved in near my campus and it seems I can’t download anything through torrents (no Suzumiya Haruhi 14!!). The modem needs some serious tweaking as such as I see it. Might as well be off getting a new modem :P.

11 Comments

  1. yuribou Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 11:06 pm

    You are Malaysian?

    Looks like we people get around ^_^.

    Are you currently living in Malaysia or somewhere else?

  2. Hayate Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 11:13 pm

    lol, I don’t know what to make of this, really ^^;
    I guess they just COULDN’T come up with a better name…
    (or should I say that the use of the word ‘Manglish’ as the title in itself qualifies as Engrish ?)

  3. Fat Cat Lim Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 11:14 pm

    Hey…you’re Malaysian too? w00t. We really *are* spreaded around. :)

  4. Anime Bento Said,

    July 3, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    Yeah, there are sure many of us in anime blogdom. :P

  5. Mike Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 12:51 am

    I am a Malaysian living in Singapore.

    Suzumiya Haruhi got me hooked for 3 months, and sadly it comes to an end.
    Kyoani better make a second season deshou deshou?

  6. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 2:16 am

    Well, unlike the rest of my fellow M’sian anime bloggers who seem to be spreaded around, I’m still pathetically living in Malaysia, suffering under TmNuts. But I didn’t expect Yuribou to be M’sian too, who else are M’sian round the anime blogdom?

  7. Regalia Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 3:27 am

    I think there’s really nothing to do with the play on ‘Malaysian-English’ in their particular use of Manglish. Still, surprising to see that people other than Malaysians have found a use for that word. =)

    Oh, I’m a Malaysian too, I study in Australia, but I’m back for now. Nice to see quite a few fellow countrymen shaking things up online, haha.

    As for TMNuts, it isn’t that bad now…well, compared to a few years ago. What gets to me is the inconsistency rather than the ‘slower than most countries’ broadband. What I hate are the frequent downtime, and how you can sometimes get download speeds of 80-100kb/s for BT just for it to fall to near 0.5kb/s in 30 minutes.

  8. Claude Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 6:05 pm

    Another Malaysian in the fray ;)

    MMU Cyberjaya has its own personal torrent page which is updated regularly (occasionally subbed by MMU’s own students xD) . search around and u should be able to get SHnY 14 off it.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 6:32 pm

    I have been wondering… where is this infamous torrent page? I can’t really find any links to it.

  10. Naddie Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

    The idea behind the whole thing is quite cool if you can’t read kanji and/or don’t understand Japanese at all.

    Yay for Malaysian anime bloggers! (So far I only know of you though. Are there any others? Whom are prominent on the blogsuki front, I meant?)

    @ MMU torrent page?! No wonder all my friends at MMU have these obsessions left & right with downloading series and whatnot. Dang makes me wish I’m rich & can go to MMU too. Oh well, I guess I can always leech off of them if I’ve no other means :P

    And don’t feel bad, UM’s campus is sucky with torrents & any p2p network clients for that matter T_T So whenever I go back to UM I won’t get any chance to download anything at all. *cries at lack of Hachikuro II* I’ll be going back this Sunday. All I can say is curses. Can definitely feel sorry for you missing out on Suzumiya Haruhi though – final episode, too! What luck lah ;)

  11. Claude Said,

    July 4, 2006 @ 8:48 pm

    Hard to say. it IS illegle after all. wouldnt be suprised if they changed the IP address ady.. happens when they get caught.

    best to get the current link from anime fans around campus.

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