Regional languages spoken : WaMod
Regional languages spoken : WaMod

Regional languages spoken : WaMod

Learn the frequently used West Java regional language

The regional language of West Java is very unique and has interesting characteristics to learn. Even if you don’t know the language spoken by the people of West Java, you should be aware of its unique pronunciation, for example, listening to celebrities from West Java or you have Sundanese friends.

For us ordinary people, proving the language or pronunciation of West Java should be very interesting. Basically, each region has different linguistic characteristics, which can be Central Java, Maluku, East Java, Sumatra and so on. similarly, we will discuss  the language from west java  .

By listening to the pronunciation,  we can certainly guess whether it is a language from West Java  or not, but if we do not know or understand the language of West Java, it is difficult for us to know the meaning of what is being said.   That’s why it’s  fun to learn West Java.

In this article, we will not only discuss which language is most frequently used by the people of West Java, but also the history and distribution of the various languages, languages, and the language writing system for the Undak Usuk of West Javanese are  certainly  very interesting  to learn.

Regional languages spoken

Sundanese is the most common tribe found in West Java, so it is not surprising that the most commonly spoken regional language is the Sundanese language. Even so, there are other languages spoken by the people of West Java, such as the Syreban Regency or The Syreban for people in the City.

The Cyreban language is almost the same as the Panumasan language, only using a typical Preps dialect that is very unique.  These two regional  languages of West Java, Sundanese and Syreban, are the most widely spoken languages in everyday life, which are present in Syreban, Briangan, and so on.

Compared to Syreban, Sundanese is more widely spoken by people in West Java. One reason for this is that The Sundanese culture is so innate and spread to different parts of West Java. It is inseparable from the history of the ancient Mataram kingdom that conquered West Java.

That’s why in this review we’ll discuss more about Sundanese, because it’s often used by people in West Java. You’ll find a variety of interesting facts about the Sundanese language and better  understand what you need to know about the West Javanese language.

Differences in Sundanese

In general, the Sundanian language has a variety of variations, ranging from the Sundanese-Central Javanese dialect to the Sundanese-Banton dialect with different characteristics. Apart from these two dialects, who would have thought that there are still some colloquial variations that we often encounter in the midst of Sundanian culture in everyday life.

Many experts distinguish the Sundanese language into 6 different dialects: Western dialect, Northern dialect, Southern dialect, East Central dialect, Northeast dialect, and Southeast dialect. Each dialect has a different style, and the parts that use it are also different depending on the language composition.

For example, the regional language of West Java consists of western dialects commonly spoken by people in the Pandiklang and Lebek regions, with the exception of southern Dangerang, the city of Tangerang, and the Dongerang Regency, as opposed to the southeastern dialect frequently spoken by the inhabitants of Banjar, Silakap, Bangandaran and Siamese from the western part of Panumas.

Before the Sundanian language was as it is today, there was an old Sunderanese language that was often found in some written records, such as dried leaves and sheets found in stone. Until now, it is not known how the old Sundanese language became modern Sundanese.

The history and spread of the Sundanese language

In addition to knowing the variety of Sundanese language, it is interesting to discuss the history and distribution of sundanese language in West Java. Sundanese is a language spoken by the people in the west of the island of Java or precisely pasundan or Sundanese Tatar (formerly West Java).

In fact, this West Javanese language is also spoken in the western part of central Java, such as  the Cilacap and Brebes regions, because these two regions were once part of the Kingdom of Kalu. It is not surprising that many regional names in Silaghab sound like Sundanese, such as the District of Tahlukur.

Historically, in the 6th century the Sundanese language reached its descriptive part to the Tiang Plateau of central Java. The name Diang also comes from the Sundanese language, meaningDihyang, which means old Sundanese, when the  Sundanian colonization and colonization of various areas outside Java took place.

Some areas that are the target of the Sundanese race include western Kalimantan, southern Sumatra, southeastern Sulawesi, Riau, Lambung, Zombie. In addition, there are actually many areas visited by the Sundanese race, but some of the areas already mentioned are the main areas.

Sundanese writing system

In the Sundanese writing system, you will come to know the  Sundanese script, the Sundanese  alphabet, the Sakaragan and the Sundanese Pegan alphabets. In the past, the Sundanese language was written using the Sundanese characters as a Brahmi jumper script, which is derived from the Pallavi script through the Gao script. You can find the source of this writing from the inscription.

On November 3, 1705, the ancient Sundanese script and the Syreban Rikasara were destroyed after the VOC issued its ultimatum. At that time, people were only allowed to write with pecan characters, Latin letters, and Latin alphabets for Javanese and Sundanese, and then Latin characters were intensified to translate Sundanese works.

In addition, the Western Javanese or Sundanese characters  were associated with the Sakaragan as a Javanese script for writing the Sundanese language at the time. This script was already in use after the VOC ultimatum came out. Until now, the smallpox script has been used for more than 300 years and is maintained even today.

The Began Sundanese characters are the script used to write the ancient Sundanese language. This becon alphabetic alphabet contains standard Arabic characters and new designs. Although some of them contain standard Arabic characters, they cannot be understood if the Arabs are not proficient in the Sundanese language.

Sundanese Undak-usuk

In the 17th century, the West Java region was under the rule of the Kingdom of Mataram, so that the Javanese language also influenced the use of the Sundanian language in West Java. This is what makes up the existence of the basic Unduk-usk in the regional language of West Java. So, what are these basic fundamentals?

The use of the Sundanese language must be adapted according to the social level, which is called untak-usuk pasa. As a result of the presence of alkaline problems, many terms such as rough, medium lems, very rough (kohak or rough pisson) and very elegant (classy or lems pisson) need to be understood.

Subtle language is commonly used when we interact with a newly known person, parent, official or public figure. In the meantime, abusive language is commonly  used when you talk to colleagues or close friends, so that it seems more familiar if you use a difficult language.

The Sundanese language has its own uniqueness, which makes anyone interested in learning it. Especially with the unique colloquialism that makes the Sundanese language even more pleasing to the ear. For more details, you  need to learn more about the West Javanese language.

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