Word for the Travel Wise (05/03/06)

Malta FlagLast time I touched on Malta and the Maltese language I pointed you to their list of groovy gastronomic events, but this time I want to direct your attention to the country’s main event listing! Who knew so many cool things were happening in the area around this time? If I could have my way I’d be leaving everyone behind for a chance to experience the National Folk Singing Festival being held May 19-21, 2006. With the festival falling on my birthday weekend it would most certainly be a pretty grand way to celebrate my special day. Since I won’t be making it this year I encourage you all to go and without further delay I toss you this word and look away.

Today’s word is a Maltese word used in Malta:

sahha – goodbye

BBC Languages Quick Fix allows one to download essential holiday phrases like this to store in your mp3 player for the big trip ahead. You can hear audio of some very basic words on their site as well. For a full run down on the history and a thorough section on survival Maltese head over to aboutmalta.com. I’m not too certain how much the survival Maltese will be needed considering the country’s other official lang happens to be English and they happen to have around 40 English learning language schools.

Past Maltese words: Fejn huma t-tojlezz?