das sich selbst verwertende lyrische etwas (widdertwin) wrote in linguaphiles,
das sich selbst verwertende lyrische etwas


The subject line refers to my favourite new game, "What's the Foreign Language?!"

I just got this as a popup and it struck my fancy. I'm too lazy to look it up on my own, so I thought I'd bring it here instead.

So, Linguaphiles, what is this? I've heard "dari" as a word in Punjabi, but that's about the extent of my educated guessing.

EDIT: Problem solved. Apparently it's Malay, so both comments were correct. Thanks!

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