Saturday, February 24, 2007

Dialek Orang Parit

My father hails from Kampung Selat, Layang-Layang Kiri near the town of Parit in Perak. Parit is of course a smallish town located on the banks of Sungai Perak. Those people residing in the areas surrounding Parit, an area roughly stretching from Tanjung Belanja right down to Kampung Gajah on both sides of the Sungai Perak, is loosely called "Orang Parit".

They are quite distinctive in the dialect of Malay language they use in daily conversation.

For example, many words ending in the vowel 'a' would not take the sound of 'a' as in bahasa baku, nor the 'a' as it would sound in the Johor dialect for the word "apa". Instead "apa" would sound more like "ape" wherein the 'e' here would make the second syllable sound like the English word"pair".

Where does this unique dialect originates from? Why is it so different from other dialects even from within Perak itself? How did it evolve to be so? Was it an influence from abroad? Like, maybe, the forefathers of the people here came from across the Straits of Malacca?

I do not have the answers. I am not a linguist nor an anthropologist. But those questions really do raise the curiosity in me. Does anybody know where I can find some answers?


Anonymous said...

Ate mike taknak tambah lagi ker citer dialek peghak ni :)
jenuh teman mencari di intenet citer bende ni hehehe

Bila dah berumur sikit ni teringat masa budak2 dulu bila
balik kg tok teman kat laynag kiri juge tp belum sampei kg selat. sronok dengo org tua2 borak.

Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

sdr 'anonymous'

bukannye teman tak nak tambah ceriter pasai dialek orang parit ni. tapi nampak gaye macam jalan buntu pulak...tak banyak response. dan tak banyak yang tertulis tentang tajuk ni di internet. gamaknya deme tak minat hal-hal macam ni.

kalau mike minat boleh le kite bincang lanjut dialek parit ni dan juga asal usul/sejarah orang kampung kite. sila e-mail saya:


Azizi Ahmad Termizi: said...

sdr anonymous,

tersilap sikit e-mail tu.
gini emailnya:

Anonymous said...

tahniah Tuan.