Saturday, November 27, 2004

pronouncing the ‘k’

The alpabet ‘k’ is also special in Terengganu slang.

‘Bakpe ?’

In Terengganu, the way of pronouncing the ‘k’ as in the ‘bakpe?’ (kenapa/why?) particularly if the ‘k’ is in the middle is almost non-existent. It stand only as a substitute for the apostrophe (‘). Just like ‘Datuk’ was spelled as Dato’; before Sistem Ejaan Baru. So the right way of pronouncing ‘bakpe?’ is ‘ba’pee?’ (The ‘e tanda’ sweetly stretched a little to fade)

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