Magi kito kecek kelate – Kelantanese Dialect

Posted: January 18, 2009 in Sights
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The Kelantanese dialect is very unique – even those that are fluent with the Malay language – might not be able to understand the conversation  when they hear bahaso kelate ( bahasa kelantan) being uttered.

 The signboard below found in Kota Baru

kedai-bersih

 1 . Ambo suko makan di kedai bersih , demo lagu mano’ – to be more accurate, the signboard should be reading ‘Ambo suko make di kedar besih, demo lagu mano’ .

The ‘makan di kedai bersih’  – ‘eat at a clean shop’  is a give-away.

 Ambo( pronounce ‘arm-bore’  = Hamba, literally translated, hamba = slave, which is a humble way of saying ‘me’ or saya. You can also say ‘ sayo’ or ‘kito ( which is kita = we / us . But can also make to mean ‘me’ as well as  a plural content of ‘us’)

Demo :  pronounced as ‘ there- more’  means ‘you;

Demo lagu mano = what about you

 The full sentence  – I like to eat at a clean shop, what about you

The signs below are found at the warong kopi at the market back in my kampong . Can you guess what’s they are saying  ?

sedat

2. Sedat wi tahu kawe-kawe , tak sedak ghoyak kawe

 Sedat = sedap = delicious

 Wi = beri = in this context it should be used together with the other word ‘tahu’  Wi Tahu = beri tahu = to let know

Kawe-kawe ( pronounced ‘car-wear car-wear) = friends

Ghoyak ( pronounced ‘gore- yatch’) = tell

Kawe , used singularly ( compared to kawe-kawe)  means me.

 

The full  sentence means =  If it’s delicious, tell your friends, if it’s not delicious, please tell  me’

 3. Amno tok sey makene manih manih, demo lagu mano?

 Tok sey ( pronounced ‘tok- say) means = don’t want

Makene ( pronounce ‘ma – care- ner) = makanan = food

Manih manih = manis-manis = sweet

 The full sentence which is very health conscious means- I don’t want sweet food, what about you.

End of lessons.

Other sights at the pasar ( market)

The nasi lauk/ nasi dagang seller who sells ~ 30 chicken /daynasi-lauk

Power Rangers , Batman and friends balloons

balloons

Can you spot Doreamon, Pokemon and others ?

celeng

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Comments
  1. eve says:

    nok jadi cikgu ajar kechek kelate ko? bulehlah kito buko pusak tuisyen.ajar nyanyi dike barat jugok la.

  2. pegasuskl says:

    Kalu demo nok stak kelah tusyen ajar bahaso kelate to, oyak ko kito getek deh.Tapi kito tok pandar not dikir baghak, dikir pasar katok-katok kak Pegork tu boleh ko ?

  3. iQa says:

    haaaa….mari weh masok sini pulok.
    awok tulong ajar deh…

  4. pegasuskl says:

    IQa- eh..demo nok belajar gapo ? nok bayar barpo 😛

  5. adolah says:

    oh biso demo boleh kecek inggerih nga kelate
    payoh nok jupo ore gini

  6. pegasuskl says:

    haha..Adolah…tok biso mano lahh….gamarrlah orge boleh kecek kelate denge kecek orge putih, cumo dio tu tok tulih kat internet !

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