03 June 2010


Today I looked up pantun in my Malay-English dictionary. The English definition is given as: 'pantun'. Not very helpful!

I know that pantun is some kind of Malay verse; but it would have helped if the dictionary had offered a bit of explanation.

I guess this dictionary is really meant for Malays who are learning English. Even so, I think it might have offered something more useful, as it seems to be suggesting that pantun is a word in English.