Bahasa Betawi is One of Mother Tongue of Language Which is Endangered

Kusumastuti, Ratih and Setiawati, Lis (2015) Bahasa Betawi is One of Mother Tongue of Language Which is Endangered. In: International Seminar and Art (ISLA), 22-25 Oktober 2015, Universitas Negeri Padang.


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Betawi language as a mother language is one of the nation's cultural assets which requires attention from many parties in order to maintain and preserve it. Betawi is a local language existing in the midst of a very complex community. This position opens the door of opportunity for this language to sustainable or, otherwise, become extinct from this nation's area of culture due to the interference of various languages used by diverse population as such. Some researchers classify Betawi language into three groups namely Betawi Tengah, Betawi Pinggir, and Betawi Udik. The discussion in this paper focuses on Betawi Tengah language. The choice of discussion topic refers to the geographical part of Jakarta, which is Central Jakarta. The Betawinese living in Central Jakarta communicate using the particular Malay-Betawi , which is different from Betawi language used at Jakarta suburbs. The most obvious characteristic of Betawi Tengah language is the use of let phoneme at the end of each word which is in Bahasa Indonesia has /a/ as it suffix, for example [kata] becomes [kate]. Other than that, there is also a transformation of diphthong phoneme /ai/ into let and /au/ into lo/ l ike [ramai ] becomes [rame]; [pulau] becomes [pulo] These characteristics will always attach to Betawi Tengah if this language is consistently used . This sustainability will manifest if several parties take part in it. Parties which take role in preserving Betawi Tengah language are the speakers of Betawi language, either natives or newcomers ; artists, especially singers of Betawi songs, and mass media particularly television .

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information (ID): 2015-dn-022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Betawi language; cultural assets, media
Subjects: 400 Language > 410-419 Linguistics (Linguistik, Bahasa Indonesia) > 418 Applied Linguistics (Bahasa-bahasa Daerah di Indonesia)
Divisions: Koleksi Digital > Artikel
Depositing User: Praba UT
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2016 08:08
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2019 06:34

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