Everyday Balinese

Everyday Balinese

Your Guide to Speaking Balinese Quickly and Effortlessly in A Few Hours

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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This is a concise and user-friendly guide to the Balinese language

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. These realistic beginner Balinese dialogues are a great way to learn Balinese as it is really spoken. 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: North Clarendon, Vt. : Tuttle, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780804840453
Branch Call Number: 499.22834 SUT 2009
Characteristics: 192 p. ; 21 cm

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