2019
DOI: 10.21315/km2019.37.1.2
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Language and Identity: A Reappraisal of Negeri Sembilan Malay Language

Abstract: Negeri Sembilan, as one of the states in Malaysia, has been greatly influenced by the Minangkabau culture, in particular the Perpatih custom which led to the socalled misunderstanding that Negeri Sembilan Malay language (NSML) resembles or is similar to the Minangkabau language. This article aims to describe the distinctive phonological features of Negeri Sembilan language to mark its identity and therefore prove that it is free from the Minangkabau linguistic influence. This study utilises the Swadesh word li… Show more

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“…The unique language spoken in Negeri Sembilan is inhabited and influenced by different cultures in Melaka, Johor and Minangkabau. Conclusively, the study conducted by Aman, Jaafar, & Mat Awal (2019) revealed that Negeri Sembilan's Malay language phonology defines the identification of the state as both language and identity are interconnected. Thus, it is fair to say that language and identity walks hand in hand and can be seen through the attitudes and behaviour of individuals who practice the language on a daily basis.…”
Section: Malay Language (Bahasa Malaysia)mentioning
confidence: 98%
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“…The unique language spoken in Negeri Sembilan is inhabited and influenced by different cultures in Melaka, Johor and Minangkabau. Conclusively, the study conducted by Aman, Jaafar, & Mat Awal (2019) revealed that Negeri Sembilan's Malay language phonology defines the identification of the state as both language and identity are interconnected. Thus, it is fair to say that language and identity walks hand in hand and can be seen through the attitudes and behaviour of individuals who practice the language on a daily basis.…”
Section: Malay Language (Bahasa Malaysia)mentioning
confidence: 98%
“…The Malay language also consists of numerous dialects and pronunciations depending on the states of the country. For instance, in the Malaysian Peninsula, the Malay language that is spoken in Negeri Sembilan is unique and different from other states as it has half-low back vowel of /ɔ/ (bɔto) (Aman, Jaafar, & Mat Awal, 2019). The unique language spoken in Negeri Sembilan is inhabited and influenced by different cultures in Melaka, Johor and Minangkabau.…”
Section: Malay Language (Bahasa Malaysia)mentioning
confidence: 99%
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