Tonsawang Language Speech Acts in Traditional Medicine
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- Community, tonsawang language, health
The vocabulary system in the concept of health that reflected in the language and culture of Tonsawang community shows the different characteristics that are different from the language and other cultures of the community. Identification of the types of disease will result in the names of disease in lexical form or word or phrase, sentence, or in short descriptive form which can be described through Tonsawang language. The problem that needs to be solves in this research revolves identifying the types of diseases. Tonsawang community who live in Tombatu District has its own language, which is Tonsawang Language, however its culture is part of Minahasa Culture. In the Tonsawang community live and develop social systems and culture that maintained by its members. Tonsawang Language as well as other sub-ethnic languages in Minahasa, seems to be no longer inherited to children, so the language is feared to be extinct because in the language recorded traditional cultures, so the traditional culture is feared to changed, is also no exception in the system of Traditional Medicine. The formulation of the problem in this study covered three things, namely the system of disease according to Tonsawang Language, etiology of disease according to the belief of Tonsawang community, and the traditional system of medicine in Tonsawang community. The method used in this study was descriptive qualitative method and analysis as suggested in the ethnoscience study. In the data collection used among others, interview techniques, observation, and participation and in analyzing the data classification techniques as suggested by sturttevant was used. The results of this study showed that the system of naming the types of disease consists of three types, namely by basic vocabularies basic, words with affixes, and phrase form. Basic Vocabulary forms are used when they are nouns, and generally tend to be disease suffered by community, especially skin diseases. The way of classifying the disease is based on the location of disease such as types of stomachache, inflammation on the respiratory tract, head, nose, ears, mouth and specially skin.
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TY - CONF AU - Ferdy Dj Rorong AU - Sherly Lensun AU - Amelia Gladys Sompotan AU - Helena Pandi AU - Fince Leny Sambeka AU - Susanti Aror PY - 2018/10 DA - 2018/10 TI - Tonsawang Language Speech Acts in Traditional Medicine BT - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Social Sciences (ICSS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 903 EP - 907 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.187 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icss-18.2018.187 ID - Rorong2018/10 ER -