Contemporary Indonesian Phonology and Morphology: Some Evidence of Language Change and Innovations

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Contemporary Indonesian Phonology and Morphology: Some Evidence of Language Change and Innovations

The Roundtable Meeting, Leiden University, Leiden, 26' 28 March 2008

Bambang Kaswanti Purwo
Atma Jaya Catholic University

Abstract

For almost half a century Indonesian cannot refrain from having to bear with the mass and rapid influx of English loanwords. Since 1970s there has been a strong pressure, initiated by Pusat Bahasa (the Language Center), for the change from Dutch-soundlike loanwords, such as tradisionil, universil, komersiil, into English-soundlike loanwords, such as tradisional, universal, komersial, respectively. Although some Dutch-based forms like riel are much more likely to be used than the more English-soundlike
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|No. |Konstruksi suku kata |Persentase |Contoh |
|1. |KV |49,52% |ra-pat |
|2. |KVK |35,48% |du-duk |
|3. |VK |5,05% |im-bang |
|4. |V |4,92% |i-tik |
|5. |KKV |2,14% |sas-tra |
|6. |KVV |1,11% |san-tai |
|7. |KKVK |1,07% |trak-tor |
|8. |KVKK |0,21% |kon-teks |
|9. |VV |0,17% |au-la |
|10. |VKK |0,08% |Eks |
|11. |KKVKK |0,06% |kom-pleks |
|12. |KKKVK |0,05% |struk-tur |
|13. |KKKV |0,05% |in-stru-men |

In what follows the discussion of how Indonesian deals with the foreign closed syllables, consonants /f/,

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