Ascent and pronunciations

Friday, January 11, 2008

Who doesn't like posh english ascent? errr i do a bit..

one of the good reasons is before i hardly i understand english-english ascent hahahahaha. teruk tak teruk la. probably since i was young i have been exposed a lot to tv series and movies and even songs from us, didn't we. lagi, i hardly spoke english unless i had to. segan pon iye, i felt that people judged when i spoke. eiii salah tu. eiii apa le dia cakap tu..macam tu laa. even sampai sekarang pon kena gelak lagi huhuhu

in fact the first time i got here, it's a lingual shock listening to many kind of different ascents. scottish cakap pelik.even english pon pelik. northen part sounds pelik yang tak macam standard english langsung. yang sedap cumalah orang yang baca berita. then european-english ascent yang sudah tentu varies, tengok la originally ko datang dari mana. tak citer other asian-english, then south-american-english, african-english. luckily that people i work around sound normal.

this is managers comment. ur english is fine, it's just sometimes i couldn't catch ur ascent.

ye, apakah english ascent aku. jadi aku kena berbangga, yang lidah melayu aku tu memang kuat hehehehe malay-english ascent le apa lagi. malu gak nak admit that i was quite ashamed with my malay-english before this, wanted to sound american-english, dengarnya macam coolio indeed.

why we should be ashamed laa?kita selalu camtu,orang lain tak penah kesah duh.to them,ini bahasa kebangsaan aku,english comes second.

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1 comments

  1. turpentine chaserFri Jan 18, 11:50:00 AM

    aku pun suka american-english. mmg coolio bila dengar! brit accent mcm classy!

    there was one time i represented my class for a poem recital. i went panicked, nasib baik podium tu bole sorok kaki, i was sweating n shaking like hell. masa tgh recite poem tu tekeluar satu accent yg aku tak tau mcmane bole tekeluar sbb gelabah... lps tu cikgu2 n budak2 semua tanya - where did u get ur accent girl? i was like, ha? ade accent ke? -- i think i got it mostly from the movies i watched and the songs tht i religiously listened to.

    but still sampai sekarang aku xberapa konfiden ckp english. mostly because of my surroundings. susah. cakap pun bersepah je but as long as the message can be conveyed and understood xkesah la nak cakap macamana pun kan?

    still, aku bangga dengan bahasa ibunda sendiri.. dan tak salah kalau nak berbahasa dengan bahasa2 lain as long as u dont have the “I sound like, stupid, if I speak in Malay, so I’ll speak in English” attitude. cakap melayu pon cool jugak ape.

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