Download PDF by James Neil Sneddon: Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian (Pacific Linguistics, 581)

By James Neil Sneddon

ISBN-10: 0858835711

ISBN-13: 9780858835719

This ebook goals to explain features of the Indonesian language as spoken by means of knowledgeable Jakartans in daily interactions. This type of language is in lots of methods considerably varied from the formal language of presidency and schooling, to the level that it merits separate attention. whereas formal Indonesian has been the topic of a large amount of description little or no consciousness has been paid to the casual forms of the language. the diversity defined right here, Colloquial Jakartan Indonesian, is the status number of colloquial Indonesian and is turning into the normal casual variety. the outline and texts in following chapters are drawn from recordings of normal speech of knowledgeable humans residing in Jakarta.

While the ebook goals to notify people with a history in linguistics the wishes of academics and novices with very little wisdom of linguistics is usually borne in brain. The paintings hence doesn't think about theoretical linguistic concerns nor use technical phrases which might now not be effectively understood by means of such a lot readers.

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Dp she already She’s already married, you know. There is very limited, sometimes zero, use of saja in most recordings; it occurs more than three times only in one recording apart from the meetings. Somewhat surprising is the frequent use of aja in the meetings, being more frequent than saja in one. Likewise, udah occurs far more frequently than sudah in conversations and interviews. However, in meetings the frequency of udah drops dramatically, indicating its close connection with informal contexts.

Yet Have you made preparations for the lecture yet, or not? (4) Kan dia udah married. dp she already She’s already married, you know. There is very limited, sometimes zero, use of saja in most recordings; it occurs more than three times only in one recording apart from the meetings. Somewhat surprising is the frequent use of aja in the meetings, being more frequent than saja in one. Likewise, udah occurs far more frequently than sudah in conversations and interviews. However, in meetings the frequency of udah drops dramatically, indicating its close connection with informal contexts.

38) Obe lagi jalan pulang. home Obe is walking home. 8 8 Reduction to be- before consonants is regular in Jakarta Malay (Muhadjir 1981:25). 4]. 5 Prefixes ter- and keIn CJI prefix ke- is a common alternative to ter- with some verbs; only ter- occurs in FI. 9 In FI the prefix ter- has a number of functions. It occurs with adjectives to indicate superlative: terbaik ‘best’, terendah ‘lowest’. It also occurs with a number of adverbials, some of which are idiomatic or frozen expressions. These include terlalu ‘too’, termasuk ‘including’, ternyata ‘clearly’, terserah ‘it’s up to you’, terutama ‘especially’, tersebut ‘already mentioned’, tergantung ‘it depends’.

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