Schedule and Lecture 2

Selamat Petang

I have updated the schedule please see minor changes.

The best thing is that there is no need for make-up.

Very glad that NUS planning is brainy.

OK here are the vocabulary that cropped up after lecture

Dekat (near)

What’s the dif between Pelajar NUS vs. Pelajar di NUS

(A) Pelajar NUS = an NUS Student (A specific noun reference)

(B) Pelajar di NUS = The student at NUS (A particular noun reference located at a specific place)

(A) is generalizable but (B) is not. 

Hence (A) is generalizable to SAM’s role.

SAM pelajar Universiti Nasional Singapura.

Please blog your comment to this entry should there be any questions.



5 thoughts on “Schedule and Lecture 2

  1. Dear Cikgu,

    I have some queries on the usage of itu/ini.

    In slide 13, it was written “Ini beg abang”.

    But for slide 20, it was written as “Perempuan ini emak saya”

    Can we write it as “Ini perempuan emak saya” instead?

    Thank you for your help.


  2. Dear Qi

    Ini beg abang = This is elder brother’s beg

    Perempuan ini emak saya = This woman is my mother.

    Your phrase *Ini perempuan emak saya is errorneous because it refers to this woman who belongs to my mother.

    Instead It should be Ini emak saya This is my mother.

    Any clearer?

  3. The confusion is due to the fact that Malay is invert from English

    This women would be Perempuan ini.

    Your *Ini perempuan is an English influence.

    But the funny part is that Ini perempuan becomes meaningful when it is tagged to a noun to form a posession:

    Ini rumah emak saya This is the house of my mother.

    Hence instead of ending at the ungrammatical end of reflexive reference your sentence mutates into a posession reading of this is the women of the subject.

    The error started from a simple English grounded influence of demonstrative + noun contruction that sways into a different realm of an object of X.

    It shows that there is creative potentials as well as pitfalls in sentence making, at the beginning as part of learning.


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