What are the full words for MATI and MATA?


dRebelXT

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

astroboy

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

zero o

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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


;)
 

aryanto

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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.
 

allenleonhart

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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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