Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Penangite vs Terengganuean

Some of u might know that I am a Penangite (Cheq oghang Penang!). But when I talk to others, I'd use the standard Kay Ell dialect.
e.g. Instead of "Tak dak oghang habaq kat kami pun" ..it becomes "Takde orang bagitau kat kiteorang pun!".
Maklumlah... konon-konon masuk kandang kambing, mengembek...


However, if along the conversation, I discovered that he/she is a Penangite/Kedahan or Perlisian, the accent would automatically change to dialek utara, followed by "Laa..awat tak habaq awai-awai? Satu tongkang ghupanya! Cakap Kay-Ell konon, buat malu ja."

Well, throughout my 18 years of life (sila ignore intentional-typo itu!) I realize that I click so well with Terengganuean. My friends, my boss and some other people. I dunno why.

I once had a bf (now ex laaa..) from Dungung. That is not included in the count la, sebab if we still click well, we'd still be together. (Podah cittt!!!)

No matter how well I mix with Terengganuean, the fact is I am married to a Johorean. North vs South, memang kutub utara kutub selatan la.
We met in the centre though.
And one great thing about MrHubby is he coould speak all Malaysian dialects, except Negori & Peghak. Yang lain...Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, Tganu...semua dia sapu.

BTW, guys...do u know demonyms for other states/towns in Malaysia?

  • Kelantanese (Kelantan)
  • Malaccan (Melaka)
  • Perakian (Perak)
  • Sabahan (Sabah)
  • Sarawakian (Sarawak)
  • Kuala Lumpur (KL-ite atau Kuala Lumpurian)
  • Pahangnis (Pahang)
  • Selangoris (Selangor)
  • Negerian (Negeri Sembilan)
  • Putrajayans (Putrajaya)
  • Labuanin (Labuan)
Others are:
  • Cyberjayans (Cyberjaya)
  • Ipohis (Ipoh)

6 comments:

  1. So..saya ni Ipohis le..hehehe..

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  2. kita satu tongkang la.. i oghang peghelihhh

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  3. apash,
    ooo..ipoh mali!!!

    lady,
    laaa..hang ni buat malu cheq ja. selama ni dok ckp kay ell. ish ish ish

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  4. kah kah kah.. lawok2! weh mana 18 lak.. bukan tutt ** ka? hehehehe...

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  5. anonymous,
    aku berpegang kpd satu prinsip ja, so..kalo dulu aku dah ckp 18..maka 18 la. aku x boleh tukar dah...huhu

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  6. i lak selamangis ke? cam menangis je bunyi nya..hahaha..teringat kat cikgu i,masa darjah 6 dia dah inform i pasal demonyms ni. hehehe...

    kita samala kutub utara kutub selatan,tapi i la pi jelajah sampai ke selatan..terjumpa si dia. :P

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