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Query Subject:   Calques in Philippine languages
Author:   Piers Kelly
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Lexicography

Query:   I would like to find examples of calqued Spanish phrases in languages
of the Philippines.

I used to believe that the expression Maayung buntag ('good
morning') in the Visayan language of the southern Philippines was a
calque of the Spanish phrase Buenos días. Now I'm not so sure
because I've been made aware of similar phrases in Indonesian and
Nen (a language of PNG).

Any leads would be appreciated.

Cheers,
Piers
LL Issue: 23.1111
Date posted: 05-Mar-2012



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