Bahasa Melano Balingian

My trip to Miri not only gave me the opportunity to reunite with old friends that I missed dearly but I also took the golden opportunity to learn more about my dad's language. My dad is a Melanau from Kpg Suyong, Balingian. Their melanau dialect differs from the rest of the Melanau dialects from Mukah, Oya, Rejang, Dalat, Matu, Igan & Bintulu. Sad to say that this particular dialect is slowly disappearing. Even my aunt Regina or fondly known as Usu Ina who is married to a melanau from Bintulu is at loss with her own Balingian dialect at times. So far, I've noticed that only my dad, my first cousins Lai & Kak Senah are still speaking this beautiful dialect fluently. Usu Ina converse mostly in the Mukah dialect and I observed that she would refer to Lai if she was not sure of the language itself. My dad and his siblings back in Balingian still converse in their own dialect but once they are out of their kampung, they would converse in the Mukah dialect again. Mmmmmmmmmmm....
Melano Balingian
mene'ad - nanga
mengidam - nengar
tu'au - gilak
awah akou berjagoi - aku sik berbulak
om - kau
om hek - kau tok
kuduk mu'un - duduk ajak
mendalau - marah
Om mendalau mu'un - kau marah2 ajak
mamau/mendahau - takut
awah davei/aru davei - sik ada
menselem tu'aunya - kedekut gilak
Om hek menselem tu'ai - kau kedekut gilak
megen - tidur
temuk - mandi
bertegud - kelakar/madah
irak - banyak
barang- du'an
Irak tu'au du'an om - banyak gilak barang kau
Pemen om? - siney kau
Mapun dihik om - Pegi sitok kau
Diak jeh - kacak
ameroun en - perempuan ya
jemeda - perempuan (situational)
analai - lelaki
anak isik - mbiak kecik
buak lavat - buah pisang
sagah - sayur
Duan om - barang kau
hek jeh duan om - tok barang2 kau
bertahik - bunting
tetei - sikit
awah tenep - sik ingat
melak awah bersarok om - lamak sik jumpa kau
Paya om mulik - bila kau pulang
gegahan - demam
Om hek gegahan- kau tok demam
suda sungen - dah sampei
Lau en suda sungen - sidak dah sampei
suda ayeng - udah besar
mepuk yasek - cuci/sesah baju
Ako bak mepuk yasek - aku nak nyesah baju
mendangik/ma'ang - rona merah
Mendangik tu'au bajau alai yen - Merah gilak baju org laki ya
mitem/metem - hitam
putih - mapuk
ijo - gadong
Lau ing ako - tunggu aku lok
leu hek - ari tok
buah rambutan - buak buleu
udang - padak
sigek - jebahah
dua igek - dua bahah
jangan bising - kak kelirah keleu
burung - kepuleu
ular - dipa
tek kayau - batang kayu
padeu/paged/matai - mati (utk manusia - usage is situational)
suda matai ngaknya - nya dah mati
begeu - mati (utk binatang)
paya om mulek - bila kau pulang
tuad - pagi
Sai ngan om bertegud? - Dengan sapa kau kelakar?
Ako bertegud ngan lai - aku kelakar dgn Lai
Sai hek - sapa tok?
tebesou - aunty
tuak - cousin
janeek - adik beradik
Om hek berjaneek - kitak duak adik beradik
pintu - bersuked
penjan - teraweng
tutup - patep
buka - tenikang
(Gelaran dlm keluarga)
bertukar - anak tua
tarei tu'au - bungsu
Nok ney yang tua - Nemen na bertukar
uncle - wak
aunty -babok
nenek - pak yeng/mak yeng
sejuk - sengeghoh
panas - melasuk
merasa - mengiram (bukan utk merasa merasa makanan..act of touching, mcm megang etc)
aku baru sampei/datang - ako janeek sungen hek
aku lelah gilak duduk sitok - ako melilah tu'au kuduk dihek
ambik - megik
rambut - vok
peluh - lasei

Comments

bulan said…
salam...

saja singgah. jauh nar juak beza bahasa melano balingian and melano kamek (melano rajang). Mun org kelakar ngan kamek bahasa melano balingian tok, maok ternganga jak mulut kamek..
Nur68 said…
Yalah, byk org sik tauk bahasa melano balingian tok...kedak kinek tok di balingian nun...majority makei melano mukah...ekot kata cousin kamek ..kira yg original org balingian sidak dr kpg bapak kamek, kpg suyong..yg kebnykannya masih likow, ada yg kristian..

ada juak sidak dr kpg masjid, kpg pulat tauk berbahasa balingian but most of the time daknya converse makei melano mukah..

kamek nang suka melungak daknya kelakar mun daknya semua berjumpa..best!!! bahasa balingian tok byk sebutan rrrrr, vvv..ada bunyi bidayuh juak ada bunyi bhs tagalog juak..and the best thing my mum yg bukan org balingian pandei berkelakar bahasa tok bilanya sik mok ditauk org yg faham melano mukah.

Kamek paham sikit2 jak.....
TQ for dropping by...
bulan said…
mun kamek, melano Igan, Dalat, Mukah, Daro or Matu kamek still dapat capture. Balingian and Bintulu sama bahasa melano nya kali ooo?

Sama lah kita, mak ngan udak kamek dolok, masa kamek gik kecik hingus meleleh ehehe...mun daknya sik maok ditauk org apa dikelakar daknya, berjakuk Iban lah daknya. Aku nak nemu jakuk Iban. Sikit jak tauk kamek.
Nur68 said…
Bhs melano Balingian & Bintulu nang sik sama langsung...just a few words ada persamaan....

Kamek tutur melano mukah pandei..jakok iban pun pandei juak...;)
ross said…
Nur...yakah nama ktk..sapa tok kah owh..mek kenal ktk kah sblm tok..tolong ngingat ngan kmk lok..makaseh juak lah sudi link kan blog kmk..sebagai tanda kenalan kamek tag kitak ..diat ktk kat blog kmk..k
Nur68 said…
Kak Ross..member facebook kitak bah..hehehehhee...aaaa..coba tekak sapa?
KarungGuni said…
salam,
apa kabar? i read blog accidentally because i was browsing for melanau balingian. My late dad came from kg.suyong, baligian. he worked in Brunei and had big family in Brunei now. He passed away of lung cancer june 08. His family is still in balingian, some in miri and around Sarawak. We are all in Brunei and being of our heritage originating from Baligian.Wassalam - isa.
Anonymous said…
I think - Melanau Balingian dialect is very unique...

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