Proceedings of the Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)

Phonological Changes of Place Names in Java

Authors
I Dewa Putu Wijana
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Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.26How to use a DOI?
Keywords
sound change; place nam;, borrowing, language extinction
Abstract
This paper is intended to describe various types of phonological changes which constitute one of important causes for the Javanese speakers failing to identify the meaning of several place names which exist in their surroundings despite the rare use of Old Javanese, Sanskrit, and other foreign borrowings. The phonological changes include sound deletion, sound substitution, sandhi, and sound addition. The interpretation failures are actually an overt indication of the decline use of Javanese among its younger speakers because this local language cannot compete with Indonesian, the national language, and other much more powerful foreign languages. Accordingly the Javanese teaching for the younger generation should be whipped up in order to maintain its existence, and avoid this language from extinction.
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Proceedings
Fifth Prasasti International Seminar on Linguistics (PRASASTI 2019)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-775-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/prasasti-19.2019.26How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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