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!!