Word for the Travel Wise (12/28/06)

MalteseIt’s coming… The new year that is. As if you needed a daily reminder. Anyhow, here is a word you can cry out during those last hours if you should find Happy New Year a little too cliché.

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

caw – so long

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?, sahha, xorb, jien jisimni