Language and Writing System of Bangkok-Melayu
by Prof. Madya Dr Umaiyah Haji Umar
Universiti Malaya
Paper presented at the International Conference on Minority Languages and Writing Systems held on 23-26 November 2007 in Beijing, China
The objective of this study on the language and writing systems used by the Bangkok Malays is: -.
  1. . To provide a brief description of the Bangkok Malay dialect in terms of patterns that differentiates it from the Standard Malay language; and influence from Thai language through borrowing.
  2. . To describe writing system of Bangkok Malays, with a focus on consonants and vowels, and observations on spelling rules.
  3. . To what extent is the use of the Malay language and writing system within the Bangkok Malay today?

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