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#56097 - 11 Jul 07 16:07 Indo-lish hell
riccardo Offline
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This excerpt from a letter to the JP made me laugh and made me wonder why these celebs do it. I often get the answer "because it sounds cool" or "makes them look smart" or whatever. But who, or what, told people that this sounds cool?

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Today, Indonesian has degenerated into a kind of language worse than "Pidgin English". Except for the absence of "lah", an interjection often used in Singlish and in Malay, the typical Indonesian spoken by some Indonesian "celebrities" sounds something like this: "Kita (should be kami) sudah meng-create musical band ini untuk di-performed di depan audience ...," thus perplexing most television viewers across the archipelago.

TATU F. MAULANI
Jakarta

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#56101 - 11 Jul 07 16:54 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: riccardo]
Piss Salon Offline
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This is exactly how I communicate with the locals. It is good for neither my Indonesian, nor their English.
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#56102 - 11 Jul 07 17:41 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Piss Salon]
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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Quoting: Piss Salon
This is exactly how I communicate with the locals. It is good for neither my Indonesian, nor their English.

so it's *you* whose responsible for the sorry state of contemporary bahasa indonesia! you fiend!
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#56107 - 11 Jul 07 18:58 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: riccardo]
bonita Offline
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Registered: 15 Sep 06
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Quoting: riccardo
This excerpt from a letter to the JP made me laugh and made me wonder why these celebs do it. I often get the answer "because it sounds cool" or "makes them look smart" or whatever. But who, or what, told people that this sounds cool?

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Today, Indonesian has degenerated into a kind of language worse than "Pidgin English". Except for the absence of "lah", an interjection often used in Singlish and in Malay, the typical Indonesian spoken by some Indonesian "celebrities" sounds something like this: "Kita (should be kami) sudah meng-create musical band ini untuk di-performed di depan audience ...," thus perplexing most television viewers across the archipelago.

TATU F. MAULANI
Jakarta



Hmm, he (or she?) should learn tok-tok pisin. It's fun though.

"wan kina tasol," that's my fave. lukautim na lukim yu!
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#56111 - 11 Jul 07 20:43 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: bonita]
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What's it mean? Just one kina? Take care, seeya later? Kina is currency or penis gourd? Or are they the same in bahasa merpati-lah?

Oh, "wankin' 'er, that's all."


Edited by kenyeung (11 Jul 07 22:27)

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#56153 - 12 Jul 07 09:49 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: kenyeung]
Roy's Hair Offline
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Couple o riddles:

Dasi dan kursi

laki laki dorong sapi
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#56168 - 12 Jul 07 11:05 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Roy's Hair]
kenyeung Offline
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Please explain...

Chair and tie (?)

Man push cow (mampus luh?)

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#56172 - 12 Jul 07 11:25 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: riccardo]
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Quoting: riccardo
Indonesian spoken by some Indonesian "celebrities" sounds something like this: "Kita (should be kami) sudah meng-create musical band ini untuk di-performed di depan audience ...," thus perplexing most television viewers across the archipelago.


it sounded very normal, i wouldn't say cool, not even smart. Some people who studied abroad might talk like that...
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#56186 - 12 Jul 07 12:32 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: kenyeung]
bonita Offline
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Quoting: kenyeung
What's it mean? Just one kina? Take care, seeya later? Kina is currency or penis gourd? Or are they the same in bahasa merpati-lah?

Oh, "wankin' 'er, that's all."


Aha! There's wantok here wink

One kina only. Take care and see you.

Kina is currency, big bro ken.
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#56215 - 12 Jul 07 13:51 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: kenyeung]
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Quoting: kenyeung
Please explain...

Chair and tie (?)

Man push cow (mampus luh?)


You know these ones Kenny..
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#56218 - 12 Jul 07 14:48 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
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i think you got it the wrong way around, if you say tie and chair, that will make more sense (tai encher gitu loh)

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#56223 - 12 Jul 07 17:00 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Choc_Cow]
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Tie and Chair = Tai encer (squelchy poo)

Man push cow = Mampus kau (you are dead)


gotta hand it to my students....
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#56230 - 12 Jul 07 18:57 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Piss Salon]
Ena Offline
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Quoting: Piss Salon
This is exactly how I communicate with the locals. It is good for neither my Indonesian, nor their English.


oh god we do that too-its ugly .Last time in jakarta my husband had to be shamed by his sister because she said he was getting his accent made ugly by being in oz so long hehe.And he wasn't up with the new slang either-they were laughing at his outdated slang.
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#56288 - 13 Jul 07 09:52 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Ena]
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pergi hambat hari rendah

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#56306 - 13 Jul 07 11:33 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Choc_Cow]
Roy's Hair Offline
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go obscure day low???
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#56308 - 13 Jul 07 11:35 Re: Indo-lish hell [Re: Roy's Hair]
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almost.. (hambat = block) it's goblok de loe


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