This is a concise and user-friendly guide to learning basic Balinese "Everyday Balinese" is targeted to anyone who wishes to learn to speak colloquial Balinese. There are 23 lessons in the book, each with a dialogue that centers around the Balinese daily life. The dialogue is presented twice: The first version representing the "lumrah" or common Balinese; the second the "alus" or refined Balinese. Both versions are exactly the same grammatically; the difference lies in the word choice. "Lumrah" or common words are used by participants of equal social status in a conversation, and it reflects intimacy and informality among the users. "Alus" or refined words are associated with distancing and formality among users in a conversation. Each lesson contains a section on the grammar an word function, as well as a list of words in both the "lumrah" and "alus" forms, followed by their Indonesian and English equivalents. Each lesson ends with a section on sentence construction--how to use the structures taught to make simple sentences. The book has a pronunciation guide at the front, and a section or greeting, ordinal numbers and a handy dictionary at the end.
The dictionary is arranged alphabetically by Balinese, followed by their Indonesian and English equivalents.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Everyday Balinese: Your Guide to Speaking Balinese Quickly and Effortlessly in a Few Hours
- Product Code: 9780804840453
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