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The following entry illustrates Hilmi’s passion in linguistics. He’s now doing a PhD in Phonetics & Phonology and dealing with Prosodic Transfer or, in other words, Accented English. If you are a Kelantanese speaking like this, Hilmi is more than happy to recruit you as his research subjects.     

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You Understae? 

 

Wan

Tu

Tri

Fo

Faih

Sik

Seveng

Ek

Naing

Teng

Korek?

 

Wa are you laughing ek me?

I doe speak brokeng English

I speak korek English

You understae?

 

Who saik I kenok speak like dih?

I keng speak English too

You kenok laugh ek me

You undestae?

 

Lek me tell you samting

English is a world languesh

Manglish? Singlish? Kelatelish?

You undestae?

 

If I speak like Amerikeng

My freng say they keng smell budu

So dats wa I speak like dih

You undestae?

 

I learng English to communikek

As long as people undestae

I doe wong to speak so formel

You undestae?

 

Okay lah I better stok talking

I ting you gok headek oredi

I wong to go now

You undestae?

 

Wan

Tu

Tri

Fo

Faih

Sik

Seveng

Ek

Naing

Teng

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. nasay permalink
    October 7, 2009 2:51 pm

    i like dis…

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  2. October 7, 2009 9:29 pm

    nasay, ore pasir mmah skipping like dis ko? huhu

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  3. zurini permalink
    April 6, 2010 12:34 am

    funny.LOL

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  4. May 5, 2010 8:48 pm

    Kelatelish?? hahaha.. lucu benar.. tapi mmg ade yang cm che mi tulish tu.

    “If I speak like Amerikeng My freng say they keng smell budu”

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    • May 6, 2010 7:30 pm

      glad you noticed it, yu ying 🙂

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  5. June 26, 2010 1:04 am

    i have students (in Kelate, of course) who tried hard to speak the language, ended up speaking just like “illustrated” above.
    some people said, DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME.
    but I believe in PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. So, I enjoyed myself talking to them, and getting feedback from them. I even imitated them and laughed at ourselves ‘together-gather’.

    =)

    how’s Melbourne? My place of dream…………………… insya ALLAH for my phD, coming…~~

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    • June 27, 2010 6:30 pm

      Dear Anayilnur,

      I’m glad you had fun with your students. It’s a serious fun for some people.

      Melbourne is waiting for your dream. Bring it on!

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      • June 29, 2010 2:35 am

        yeah!
        but doing MA is not as fun as expected =(

        I’m losing my ‘magic touch’. And it gets worse everyday!
        *sigh*

        by the way, I’m a kelate-girl too. I don’t mean you’re a girl. Haha!

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        • June 29, 2010 11:19 am

          Just brave through the challenge. Magic happens when you don’t realize that it happens.

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          • Liyana permalink
            April 28, 2011 7:39 pm

            it’s happening after close to a year. But it’s happening. Thank you. PhD on the way!

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          • May 4, 2011 10:14 pm

            Whoa. Good luck for that, but don’t tell me later that you haven’t been warned!

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  6. April 1, 2011 6:31 pm

    ha..ha..I like this…The budu is in the air. I undestang wat u say. Ok la tu for tu wei komunikesen…ha..ha…

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    • April 2, 2011 2:10 pm

      More to come!

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  7. April 18, 2011 12:35 pm

    I’m doing my MA in Applied Linguistic. I’m using your articles on Kelantan dialect as u r the only one who talk about it (we were assigned to find 3 articles for sosiolinguictic which we think interesting to talk about). Well, I never thought that I would come across the articles about Kelantan dialect in ‘such a way’ that is interesting to be exploited . Thanks to you..

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    • April 20, 2011 10:45 pm

      Glad we are on the same boat. I hope you’ll survive the ride. It’s fun!

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      • April 26, 2011 2:33 pm

        My boat is rocking but still paddling it…ha…ha…senok otok meta-meta…x tubik nak buat ayat…huh….working on it..

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        • May 4, 2011 10:14 pm

          Keep rocking sista!

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  8. huda permalink
    June 5, 2011 6:57 pm

    awesome!..last time we only did small assignment of kelantan dialect in linguistics subject..good or you to explore this KELATELISH..so funny..

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    • June 7, 2011 9:59 pm

      Thanks. I hope it’s still funny after 3 years of PhD.

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  9. huda permalink
    June 8, 2011 4:47 pm

    the funny things of it are more to be explored and perhaps 3 years would be enough..rite..goodluck!

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