Updates from yesterday’s discussions:
*Stesyen > Stesen
*Professor > Profesor
2. On ….-nya
May sangat cantik. (May is very pretty)Dia ada mata yang besar. (She has big eyes) Telinganya kecil. (Her ears are tiny)
A student pointed out that:
Itu kelas Sains Politiknya should be Kelas itu Sains Politiknya
Please note that:
Itu kelas Sains Politiknya is correct referring to that kelas is his class of Political Science
This is a contextualized reference, notice the -nya refering to a previously established reference.
The suggestion should be: Kelas itu kelas Sains Politiknya
(That class is his Political Science class)
The difference here is
a reflexive reference Itu kelas Bahasa MelayuThat is the Malay class [X: Xn]) vs.
a stative reference Kelas itu kelas Bahasa MelayuThat class is a Malay class [X = Xn]
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Why same form different sound?
Encik vs Mak Cik
[encek] vs. [mak. cik]
Contrast a bi-syllabic word with two independent words in mind
The first word goes through vowel lowering en#cik > en#cek in pronunciation.
The second word enjoys full breath on each subword Mak + Cik.
The isu here is natural organization of pronunciation between:
a word of two syllables and a word of two subwords.