Jul 25, 2008

My introduction in Balinese

Taking a cue from Max, I decided to do a little video introducing myself in Basa Bali Alus (refined Balinese). Perhaps Max and I (and any other takers for that matter) can collaborate on a future video using Basa Bali Biasa (ordinary, "lower" Balinese), which is quite different. Well, here's my first attempt.

7 comments:

maxiewawa said...

Nice one! It's always nice to hear a little about other people! I'd love to collaborate soon, but my Balinese isn't very good. Maybe you'd have to be a bit patient.

Nicholas Cripps said...

Nice... now I know what Balinese sounds like. I'd love to learn some basic words... but I think collaboration in Balinese is out of the question for now.

maxiewawa said...

I think we should set Ed a challenge! nicholas and I need to be able to have a short, easy, basic conversation with each other on Skype in Balinese. We need to learn everything we need through talkwiththeworld posts. ;) What do you think? If you set us short (easy) things to do over a few weeks I think we'll be able to do it! We're both pretty talented with languages so we might be able to do it!

I wouldn't have a problem fulfilling short assignments by making short Youtube videos if everything was explained to me.

But I realise that 2 other people are involved so let me know if you're interested guys!

Nicholas Cripps said...

Oh that sounds fun! But I wonder if that will be more of a challenge for Ed or for the both of us...

Ed said...

I accept!

Ed said...

(I meant to add a little bit more...)

I'll put the Basa Bali Biasa (regular, lower Balinese) version of this introduction, just for contrast.

And about pronunciation: word-final /a/ in Balinese sounds something like Korean ㅓ or ㅡ; actually, something in between would be equally acceptable.

Please check out Beli Nyoman's tale a couple posts down if you want to hear a native speaker speaking.

Nicholas,

Did you notice any words from either of these posts that are similar in Tagalog (besides "anak" ^^)?

Ed said...

Hehe, if you look at the Youtube comments, my friend, "captainputs", a native Balinese speaker, commented that it's "BES ALUSSS" [TOO REFINED!]