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."
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)
- Cyberjayans (Cyberjaya)
- Ipohis (Ipoh)