Friday, April 04, 2003

the word for reflection

For the past couple of weeks, I've been asking people (and vainly searching the web) for the Tagalog word for "reflection".

As in the image you see when you look into a mirror, not self-aware musings.

No one seems to know.

I got words like "imahe" (image), "repleksyon" (bastardized Filipinized English) and others, but not the precise simple term I wanted.

The odd thing is that I know there is such a word. There should be such a word. I mean, non-English Filipino speakers must look at their reflections on some shiny surface and say "Hey, that's my _______!"

But nobody knows.

No one.

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