Does anyone know what language this is?

  • tongun18

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    Apr 21, 2011 4:42 PM GMT
    A couple of days ago I received a BBM request from someone named "Muslim". The initial friend request also contained a message, which (I assume) was phonetically displayed in English. The message read:

    Muslim ingin menambahkan Anda ke Daftar Kontak BlackBerry Messanger

    I ignored it. Then last night, just before 2am I received another message:

    From: Muslim (but when I hit the reply button it says: Nanang@karnita)

    Subject: Salam Dahsyat....!!!

    Message: Met sore...! Apa kbr...???


    Based on this info I think it's Indonesian but I'm not sure (I'm probably way off base here), does anyone have any ideas? It looks like someone is really trying to get a hold of someone and I'd like to be able to reply back "sorry, wrong number", can anyone help?
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    Apr 21, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
    It's in Malay.

    It says "Muslim wants to add you to the BlackBerry Messenger Contact List."

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    Apr 22, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    It might as well say, "I'm a spammer who's trying to rape your phone bill! Ignore me!"
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    Apr 22, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    yup. definitely malay, specifically indonesian dialect.of malay.
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    I found some sort of encoded blueprint in the message. It apparently instructs how to build a transportation machine of sorts?

    contact%20machine.jpg
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    machoseven saidyup. definitely malay, specifically indonesian dialect.of malay.


    I endorse this
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    Google translate, Detect language actually worked for this.

    Indonesian to English translation
    Muslims want to add you to the BlackBerry Messenger Contact List

    Subject: Greetings Strikes ....!!!

    Message: Met afternoon ...! What KBR ...???


    For "sore" it offered the alternative translation "powerful" and for "Apa" "What is".
    Pretty darn nifty in my opinion.
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Pato_Rico said
    machoseven saidyup. definitely malay, specifically indonesian dialect.of malay.


    I endorse this


    It's called Bahasa Indonesia
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    Apr 22, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    pre_mortem saidGoogle translate, Detect language actually worked for this.

    Indonesian to English translation
    Muslims want to add you to the BlackBerry Messenger Contact List

    Subject: Greetings Strikes ....!!!

    Message: Met afternoon ...! What KBR ...???


    For "sore" it offered the alternative translation "powerful" and for "Apa" "What is".
    Pretty darn nifty in my opinion.


    kbr is short for khabar. "apa khabar" roughly translates as "How are you".
    If I were you tongun 18, just reply " maaf. salah nombor" then ignore it completely. It's pretty annoying to get random BBM requests from strangers.
  • tongun18

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    Apr 24, 2011 5:01 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI found some sort of encoded blueprint in the message. It apparently instructs how to build a transportation machine of sorts?

    contact%20machine.jpg


    We should build it! Someone keep an eye on Jake Busey though...
  • tongun18

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    Apr 24, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    Thanks for the ID and the translation Chattman91.

    Thanks for pointing out Google Translate pre_mortem, fun little tool. Translations are a little off but it works better than I thought it would.

    And thanks for translating "sorry, wrong number" for me machoseven.

    Appreciate the help all.
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    Apr 24, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    sama-sama
  • tongun18

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    Apr 24, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    oh, I mean: Terima kasih semuanya! icon_smile.gif
  • aiko14

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    Apr 24, 2011 7:32 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidI found some sort of encoded blueprint in the message. It apparently instructs how to build a transportation machine of sorts?

    contact%20machine.jpg


    is this from the contact? LOL
  • gymlocker

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    Apr 24, 2011 8:28 AM GMT
    I found some sort of encoded blueprint in the message. It apparently instructs how to build a transportation machine of sorts?

    ITALIC TEXT GOES HERE

    LOL. You'll need to get Jodie Foster so that you can drop her down the center of the thing. Problem is, the last time anyone tried to do that, they ended up going to jail for shooting Ronald Reagan. LOL.