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ERIC Number: ED168349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 87
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Malay: A Guide to the Spoken Language.
Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
This Malay language guide is of assistance in carrying on simple conversations in Malay and is used in conjunction with records. Malay is spoken by people in Malaya, Sumatra, Java, and Borneo and is widely used as a trade language throughout the Netherlands East Indies. The variety of Malay used in the guide (called Low, Bazaar, or Market Malay) is the everyday language of the ordinary people. The pronunciation used in the guide, which is that used in Java, will be understood wherever Malay is spoken. All the words and phrases are written in a simplified spelling which is read like English. Useful words and phrases include greetings and general phrases, location, directions, numbers, asking for things, money, buying things, time, and other useful phrases. Additional expressions are included which the learner will be able to pronounce without hearing them. The learner will also be able to form sentences of his own by using the section called "fill-in sentences." Important signs that the learner/tourist will want to recognize and an alphabetical word list are included. (SW)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.; 20402 (Stock No. 008-020-00522-3; $1.15)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishMalay
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense, Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print