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    Question What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    Curious to know. Are they Malay words or abbreviations like POW/MIA/KIA etc..

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    Default Re: What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    Quote Originally Posted by dRebelXT View Post
    Curious to know. Are they Malay words or abbreviations like POW/MIA/KIA etc..
    Nope. Mati is die, mata is eyes. mata-mata is police.

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    Default Re: What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    There are lots of Hokkien words that are abbreviated, though.

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    Default Re: What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Mati may refer to:

    * Mati, Davao Oriental - the capital city of Davao Oriental province in the Philippines
    * Mat District, a region in Albania
    * Mati, Greece - a small settlement in Greece
    * Mat River, a river in Albania
    * Mati Fernández (born 1986), a Chilean footballer
    * Ma-Ti, one of the five Planeteers from Captain Planet
    * Mati, Nepal



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    Quote Originally Posted by seankyh View Post
    Nope. Mati is die, mata is eyes. mata-mata is police.
    I thought mata-mata is spy?
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    Default Re: What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    Malay word in singapore are rarely abbreviation. Indonesian use a lot of abbreviation.

    One thing to note that the grammar for malay language (Bahasa Indonesia - or - Indonesian language inherited and modernise it) is that word has stem. You modify the stem to make them verb, adjective etc.

    Mati is a stem word means dead.
    Mata is also a stem word meaning eye.

    Mata-mata is a pseudo repeat, which deviate from the normal rule of "repeats". Mata-mata means spy or informant.

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    Default Re: What are the full words for MATI and MATA?

    yup. u guys got ti right.

    as for hokkien we have... knnbccb, pcb, ccb, kkj, nnb, etc etc etc. all the way to lky

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