Friday, January 28, 2011

Laéi-a: gak guun alan

12:46 AM

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Gak guun alan

pronounciation: gak gu-un a-lan
literally means: deep in the forest

Actual meaning:Something that is very difficult to find

Malay: Sesuatu yang sukar ditemui

To a melanau a deep jungle ( Guun alan) is a very dangerous place especially this is where evil spirits (tou) mostly reside. Hence to search for anything inside a deep jungle is difficult and sometimes can be said like Pinyéang Nyawa

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