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 Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]> wrote :

>  The word seems to function as a noun
>  in the question "dimana dibelakang" 'where's the toilet?"

What a really beautiful phrase, from the sound point of view that is.
Definitely more of a "cellar door" (a la Tolkein) than a bog-house door.

Scots Gaelic, Welsh and Cornish all use phrases that translate as "little
house" presumably originally referring to the outhouse out back. This is
of course a trap for in-comers who buy a charming cottage, name it _ty^ bach_
and wonder why the locals giggle.

Keith