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Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused?

Postby tsukoui » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:00 am

The Tagalog word "malas" means "bad luck"... no wonder he's losing...

Interestingly in Spanish it also means "bad" though nothing about luck...
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:24 am

Do you know the meaning of 'malas' in the CY dialect? :lol:
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:26 am

tsukoui wrote:The Tagalog word "malas" means "bad luck"... no wonder he's losing...

Interestingly in Spanish it also means "bad" though nothing about luck...



bearing in mind the Philipines were a Spanish Possession forr close on 350 years it would not surprise me if the Tagalog word has a Spanish link, rather more plausible than Japnese words coming from Greek,,, :D :D
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:40 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:
tsukoui wrote:The Tagalog word "malas" means "bad luck"... no wonder he's losing...

Interestingly in Spanish it also means "bad" though nothing about luck...



bearing in mind the Philipines were a Spanish Possession forr close on 350 years it would not surprise me if the Tagalog word has a Spanish link, rather more plausible than Japnese words coming from Greek,,, :D :D

Philip(ines) is a Greek word. It's also the name of your queen's Greek husband. :lol:
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby supporttheunderdog » Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:58 am

indeedy doody - horse lover - as for Phil the Greek being Greek, I think he might have had one Greek Ancestor about 500 years back - his family was of course German/Danish imposed on the Greeks by the European great powers to bring Greece within the family business of monarchical rule, and if I recall he was stateless after his family were foced to flee Greece. Now the boy has done good you want him back?
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby kurupetos » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:03 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:indeedy doody - horse lover - as for Phil the Greek being Greek, I think he might have had one Greek Ancestor about 500 years back - his family was of course German/Danish imposed on the Greeks by the European great powers to bring Greece within the family business of monarchical rule, and if I recall he was stateless after his family were foced to flee Greece. Now the boy has done good you want him back?

:lol: I confused you.

A great Englishman* (rare :lol: ) once said, "We are all Greeks". :wink:

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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby elmakris » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:21 pm

Mala means in Italian also bad! Are you familiar with the Cyprus word "Malapapas"? it actually means "Bad Pope"! :)
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby yialousa1971 » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:59 pm

elmakris wrote:Mala means in Italian also bad! Are you familiar with the Cyprus word "Malapapas"? it actually means "Bad Pope"! :)


So Zonk is a bad pope. :?
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby kurupetos » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:02 pm

elmakris wrote:Mala means in Italian also bad! Are you familiar with the Cyprus word "Malapapas"? it actually means "Bad Pope"! :)

No, it is derived from the french word 'malappris', i.e. 'clumsy blockhead'.

'Malas' has nothing to do with 'malapapas': It means 'trowel'. :wink:
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Re: Do Cypriots speak Tagalog now, or are they just confused

Postby kurupetos » Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:14 pm

yialousa1971 wrote:
elmakris wrote:Mala means in Italian also bad! Are you familiar with the Cyprus word "Malapapas"? it actually means "Bad Pope"! :)


So Zonk is a bad pope. :?

A pope can't be good. :wink:
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