Sunday, September 30, 2007

Explicit: Maldivians Only!

Being a Maldivian, I feel that I should write a tribute to Maldives. I choose to praise the Maldivian language, Dhivehi.

The beauty of Dhivehi language lies within its capability to curse and swear. Never in the history of mankind has there been a language in which you can swear so fluently. Its an art, really…
I can be considered foul mouthed… somewhat. I do curse a lot. But it was not that long ago I was ignorant on the beautiful art of the Maldivian language.

Dhivehi is the only language in which you can combine a fruit and an animal and it sounds hideously awesome.
eg: Bilamagu Bakari (combination of pickled cucumber with a goat)
It is used to describe someone who has run out of comebacks (hiuh kollaafa in golaeh)
Instead of saying “dhen thilhaa thi inee huih vefa, bakattaa!” you can say “dhen indhey bilamagu bakatteh hen!” see? Its efficient!


Dhivehi is a language in which you can say something that’s NOT a swear word, but make it sound like a swear word.
eg: Findhana = type of bird. Now add “goh” in front of it and you get “goh findhana”. Voila! Instant swear that’s not a swear!

Dhivehi has the most awesomest curse combos EVER! You can string together so many things together and render the receiver of the swear helpless.
eg.1: Thilhaa dhon ambu osheh buriah jahaigen ove’ athun halaabala, kes himaaru!
An amusing example of a simple combo that can be used to put down a person.

eg.2: nagoobalhaa suvaru ooru himaaru kuththaa kambalhi kambalheege’ dhe’ dharin!
This is an example of something you can use to describe a person to his/her face.


If there was a Ph.D. in cursing, we Maldivians will master it. All hail Dhivehi, the most awesomest, the most cursable language!!


14 comments:

Spark of Silence said...

I don't like Dhivehi as a language. But I must agree with what you've just said. lol

Anonymous said...

You seem to be the expert in the area. But only gayum holds a PHD in Dhivehi Language. Poor you@

Anonymous said...

Spark of silence.. i wonder why you donn like the language. Its quite awasome. You need to spend time away from speaking the language, to realize its greatness. hehhe

.mini said...

hehe
nice post

I-kko said...

wow iya that was an awesome post! funny and really true too! lol

vincinity of obscenity said...

@sparky:: thanx, mate... i dont love dhivehi either. but i DO love the flexibility it has.

@anonymous:: i dont really care about gayum. and i never said i wanted a PhD.

@anonymous:: gotta agree with u there...

@i-kko:: thanx! really means a lot that u found this funy and NOT offensive. thats actually wat i hope for. thanx again, i-kko!

innu said...

so you CAN swear!

beautiful entry, i almost cried.

aesha said...

haha! bandah goh araifi ..LOL

i like that bilamagu bakari

kewl post

maanasih said...

hehehe. So the challenge would be to string some words together and NOT be offensive ei?

Nynaeve Al' Meara said...

I cant breath from laughing over this post...youre herrible Iya..simply herrible...

. : White Lie : . said...

You should be nominated for a Phd in Dhivehi Curses

yumma said...

*cheers,claps and hoots at iya*
So true, so very true...

vincinity of obscenity said...

@innu:: thanx, bro! glad u like. theres so much i can teach u... *sniff*

@aesha:: bandah GOH naaraa GOLHI eri nama dhoa... :(

@maa:: for me, at least...

@nynaeve:: as long as im not torrible :D

@white lie:: naaaah dont like fancy titles.

@yumma:: thank u thank u!!

liiza said...

im not a fan of dhivehi so obviously i love this :D
ps: i didnt even know wat some of these meant at first :S call me a baby i dont care. if its dhivehi, to hell with it.
thanks for the laughs.