Sunday, November 25, 2012

Malaysia Maps and Malay Alphabet in Photos


The official language of Singapore is Malay. Malay is a major language of the Austronesian family. Malay is the national language of Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei. It is spoken by forty million people across the Malacca Strait and along the eastern coast of Sumatra in Indonesia. Before getting into the the Malay language, a language I do not know a thing about, one should first be familiar with the area where it is spoken. I think that understanding the geography of an area is an important part of knowing a language. Each time I studied a language in college, I had to learn about the country as well. So here are some Maps of Areas where this major world language is spoken.




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Aaas in the word “ask”,
Bbsame as in English
Cclike “tsh”.
Ddsame as in English.
Eeas in “elevated”
Ffsame as in English
Ggsame as in English
Hhas in “Hotel”
Iias in the word “ink” never as in the word “island”
Jjsame as in English “job”
Kksame as in English although rare.
Lllike “l” in “life”.
Mmsame as in English
Nnsame as in English
Oosame as in English “Old” never as in “Hot” which is pronounced somehow like {hat}
Ppsame as in English
Qqsame as in English.
Rrsame as in English
Sssame as in English
Ttsame as in English not as sharp.
Uuas in the “ultra”, never as in the word “up” or “university”
Vvsame as in English
Wwsame as in English
Xxas “kh”, sometimes as “ks”
Yysame as in English.
Zzsame as in English.
  
dzas “th” in “that”
khas “kh” in “loch”
Uaas “ua”
Nyas “n” in the “espanol”
Ngas “n” in the “espanol”
Nggas in “nieg”
Syas in “sh”


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