Malay - Animals
Lesson 1 of 3
حيوان - haiwan
/hai.wan/ - animal (similar to Turkish "hayvan" since both of these words are borrowed from Arabic)
For animals, the classifier will be:
سأيکور - seekor
/sə.e.kor/ - lit. a tail (despite the fact that not all animals have tails of its own)
کوچيڠ - kucing
/ku.t͡ʃiŋ/ - cat
انجيڠ - anjing
/an.d͡ʒiŋ/ - dog
کودا - kuda
/ku.da/ - horse
بوروڠ - burung
/bu.ruŋ/ - bird
ايتيق - itik
/i.tiʔ/ - duck
ڤڽو - penyu
/pə.ɲu/ - (sea) turtle
کورا٢ - kura-kura
/ku.ra ku.ra/ - tortoise
.کوچيڠ ايت سوک اکن انجيڠ ايت
Kucing itu suka akan anjing itu. - The cat likes the dog.
.کوچيڠ ايت سدڠ ماکن سأيکور ايکن
Kucing itu sedang makan seekor ikan. - The cat is eating a fish.
.ايتيق ايت وروڠ دان بوروڠ ايت حيوان
Itik itu burung dan burung itu haiwan. Ducks are birds and birds are animals.
Lesson 2 of 3
کتم - ketam
/kə.tam/ - crab
لابه٢ - labah-labah
/la.bah la.bah/ - spider (this word doesn't has a plural form)
برواڠ - beruang
/bə.ruaŋ/ - bear
تيکوس - tikus
/ti.kus/ - mouse/rat (similar to Chinese 鼠 "shǔ" which carries the same meaning)
سموت - semut
/sə.mut/ = ant
Lesson 3 of 3
Here are some local animals that could be found in the Malay archipelago.
اورڠ اوتن - orang utan
/o.raŋ u.tan/ - orangutan
هريماو - harimau
اڠݢڠ - enggang
/əŋ.gaŋ/ - hornbill (hypernym: بوروڠ - burung)
کنچيل - mouse deer = kancil
/kan.t͡ʃil/ - famous in Malay folk story as a clever animal
Do read previous lessons on Malay!
I had already apply but it says that I need to wait for the opening of the course in incubator since it haven't been created yet. So, we'll wait.
I did click it until I stumbled the end of the language list. Still no Malay course available though.
Both English for Malay Speakers and Malay for English Speakers are somewhat in the incubator it seems, but haven't started yet? When pressing the "Apply to Contribute" button Malay isn't available in the form, but as * .-Duolingo-.* suggests you can choose "Other" and fill in Malay in the form yourself?!? Or did you do this already (as your first comment in this thread suggests?)
On a sidenote, you end your post with "do read previous lessons on Malay", maybe you could make it a link so people won't have to search for it if they're interested? Good luck with your course(s)! =)
I wrote myself Malay when clicking Enter other and I filled the form. That's all. Thanks for the idea!
I don't know. Can you give me the link showing that the Malay course is available in the incubator? I don't think so if it's available yet.