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A Manual of the Malay Language by William Edward Maxwell

By William Edward Maxwell

Sir William Edward Maxwell (1846-1897) of the internal Temple, Barrister-at-Law; Assistant Resident, Perak, Malay Peninsula, was once the writer of A guide of the Malay Language (1882).

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Makota. J. upachara. , and Mak. punggawa. The incidents of Asiatic government have caused the introduction into the Malay language of such terms as the following, among others:— English. Malay. Sanskrit. Other Languages. negrî nagara and nagarî J. and S. nagara. , and D. desa; Mak. dessa. J. and S. upeti. S. balé; D. balai, open building; J. balé, bench; Bat. balé, hut on a king’s tomb. J. priksa; Mak. paressa; D. pariksa and riksa. Mak. and D. bichara; J. wichara; S. pichara. , and Bis. saksi.

Gundi. ) gandha, smell; pura, calix of a flower S. gandarusa xxiii Mak. ), a flower jâti (synonymous with malati), Jasminum grandiflorum asana (Terminalia alata tomentosa) tâla Eugenia jambu, roseapple jambû jambu jâtî xxiv S. gandasoli. , and D. kasumba; Tag. kasubha; Bis. kasobha. J. kamkuma; Mak. kuma. , and D. jati. J. and S. angsana. J. and S. lontar; Bat. otal; Mak. tala; Bu. ta; Tag. tual. , and D. jambu; Bu. jampu; Tag. dambo; Bat. jambujambu, fringe; Bu. jambojambo, fringe, plume. Mangifera indica, mango mampelam from Telugu, mampalam; Sansk.

272. 2. Journ. Ind. , iv. 311. 3. Idem, p. 315. 4. Journ. Ind. , v. p. 569. 5. Idem. 6. These remarks do not, of course, affect foreign words, such as bumi and bujang derived from the Sanskrit bhumi and bhujangga. 7. , xliii. 8. “Innovations of such magnitude, we shall venture to say, could not have been produced otherwise than by the entire domination and possession of these islands by some ancient Hindu power, and by the continuance of its sway during several ages. Of the period when this state of things existed we at present know nothing, and judging of their principles of action by what we witness in these days, we are at a loss to conceive under what circumstances they could have exerted an influence in distant countries of the nature here described.

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