English, French, Korean, Thai, Bahasa

English, French, Korean, Thai, Bahasa.

Cocoknya jadi pilihan ganda pertanyaan apa ya? “Pilih kata yang berbeda dari kata-kata lainnya”?

Ck! Gregetan kalau lihat daftar film yang tayang di Blitzmegaplex di koran. Lihat info bahasa film-nya… Kok bahasa Indonesia disebut “Bahasa” doang? Seperti nggak konsisten dengan penyebutan bahasa bangsa lainnya, yang ditulis dalam padanan kata bahasa Inggris.

Jadi, apa padanan kata “bahasa Indonesia” dalam bahasa Inggris?

Di kamus Indonesia-Inggris, bahasa Indonesia masih disebut Indonesian. Tetangga, orang Skotlandia, kalo nanya, “What is juxtapose in Indonesian?”

Hmm… jadi dari mana itu “Bahasa”? Iseng liat wikipedia:

The Indonesian name for the language is Bahasa Indonesia (lit. “the language of Indonesia”). This term can sometimes still be found in written or spoken English. In addition, the language is sometimes referred to as “Bahasa” by English-speakers, though this simply means “language” and thus is also not an official term for the Indonesian language.

(cetak tebal oleh noe2l)

Eh? sejak kapan?

Plus, di entry Bahasa wikipedia:

It is often incorrectly used in English to refer to Indonesian or Malay. The question “Do you speak Bahasa?” literally means “Do you speak language?”

Indonesian officials abroad and some Indonesian civilians refer to the Indonesian language as Bahasa when speaking to non Indonesians. This is grammatically incorrect. […]

[…] Asking an Indonesian whether he speaks Bahasa would be similar to asking a Frenchman “Do you speak langue?” Hahahaha!

(cetak tebal dan Hahahaha! oleh noe2l)

*lagi ah!* Hahahahahahahaha!

Pemutakhiran per 6 Juli 2008

Sebenarnya kaget, waktu Kamis 3 Juli 2008 lihat koran, “bahasa” sudah diganti jadi “Indonesian”…. mungkinkah manajemen blitzmegaplex membaca protes ini? :)… hahahaha geer. Siplah… yang penting tidak aneh-aneh lagi pakai “bahasa”.

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