Jungle English

What is Junglish ?, Jungle English.. like one mentioned below :

Javelish.. The typical Javanese language: ‘lho’, ‘lha’, ‘tho’, ‘kok’, ‘ki’, etc.

– Lho, I already bought that book !.

– Kok, buying again ?.

– I told you many times ‘tho’ !.

– Lha, I didn’t know tho yo… how ki !?.

– Don’t be like that, no….!?.

Jakartenglish.. Jakarte English is marked by the ‘sih’, ‘deh’, ‘dong’, ‘nih’, etc.

– That book is very good, deh.

– Can you speak english?.. yeah a little sih I can!.

– Use my money first nih.

– Give me more dong.

– How sih? Little little angry.

Surobenglish is marked by ‘tah’ and the famous word is ‘diancuk’

– Do you feel sick, tah ?.

– Diancuk… he took my money !.

Other exclamation words of Java : ‘wo_’, ‘wah’, ‘wé_’, ‘jian’, and ‘jé_’

– Wé_ lha this book is mine jé…!.

– Wo_, only like that tho!.

– Wah, expensive, tho ?.

– Jian, Paijem is so beautiful tenan.

Sundanglish is also available such as ‘atuh’, ‘euy’, ‘mah’

– Well, if that kind, it pretty so-so atuh.

– It can’t be that way euy.

– I am mah, not like that… anything else ?.

There are also abundant ‘sound effect’ in Javanesse language.

– Suddenly, mak bedhengus den Tukiman appeared.

– My head feels pain, mak cleng!.

– Mak tlepok, I got a manggo !.

– My chicken is suddenly died, mak cekengkeng.

– Mak gedebug, Kampreté fell down.

– Mak jegagik…. Oh, trondholo.

Written : Swastioko Budhi Suryhanto

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