Minangkabau Language Vs English

Minangkabau Language Vs English 
In Phonetic and Phonemic Subject
(Comparative Study)
Part 1

Created by: Ridha Harwan Due to my Study in English Literature (Degree)

a. Minangkabau (esp. Sungai Pagu Dialects)
            Minangkabau language or Baso Minang is one of subdivision of language Austronesia especially using in West Sumatra region, west area of Province Riau and spread in all area of Indonesia. Minangkabau dialect language has very variation dialect, even though dialect used between old villages with others, separated with river, is very different. A big different dialect happened in south coastal and in the region of Muko-Muko, Bengkulu.
            One of old Minangkabau language is using in Sungai Pagu Society. Sungai Pagu society has very unique dialect and it representing the identity of Minangkabau community. This unique dialect is one of many our national heritage, Indonesia. And this unique dialect, should be saving and preserve. Some of different structure languages in Sungai pagu dialects are:

  1. Word ending with “-as” Syllable changes into “-e”
For Example: beras=baghe (rice), pedas=pade (spiced), lekas=lake (hurry) etc.

  1. Word ending with “-us” Syllable changes into “-ui”
For Example: putus=putui (cutted), kurus=kurui (thin), lurus=lurui (straight) etc.

  1. Word ending with “-ung” or “-Ing” Syllable changes into “-uang” or “-Iang”
For Example: Burung =buruang (bird), kambing=kambiang (goat), jinjing=jinjiang (bring)  etc.


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