Thomas J. Conners thomas.piernikowski at
Mon Apr 22 22:33:53 UTC 2002

Hi An-langers,

Could anyone possibly shed some light on the following.

in what language is the following sentence, which shows
up in Andrew Marvell's Rehearsal Transpros'd (1672) as a gibe at Samuel
Parker: "O Seytang Aurang Olanda bacalay Samatay."?

aurang = orang 'person' ?
olanda = belanda/wlanda 'Dutchman, Holland' ?
bacalay = baca 'read' + ?

I'd be greatful for any help.

Tom Conners

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