Being a Kedahan

April 16, 2017

Nih chek nak habaq mai nih.. mai mai mai.. dengaq mai..chek ada satu ceqita nak bagitau hampa semua. Haaaa.. dengaq leklok noh!

That is the typical Kedahan accent that I can think out of my mind at this moment. As you know, Kedah is one of the northern states in Malaysia. Quite hot and dry, the average is 32 degree. Yes, we have a lot of paddy field here. A lot doesn't mean more than two or three but I really mean a lot!

I would like to say that the title should be  "The Hustle and Bustle Of Being Kedahan" because yes it is! It's not easy to be a Kedahan. We need to face many challenges in our life, for instance, the haters of our accent. Hahahahahaha...

Kedah accent is not so tame yet not so beast! People used to label Kedahan as "KAHAQ" which means harsh or rough since our accent is a bit stress and bold. I can say that ours is the best because if we want to compare with other north accents like Penang and Perlis, Kedahan speaks in the middle.

We are not too stress like Perlis people such as "Mana khasuit aku?!" and not too soft like Penang people that delay each of their words, for example, "Hang awat nihhhhhhhhhhhhh..." (I don't know when they stop, seriously hehe). But Kedahan stops where they should stop. Just nice! No offense :)

Yes, we have a lot of paddies and that is the only thing that others can imagine when I am saying that I come from Kedah.

Unfortunately, one day I got a different reply from one of my new friends.

He said, "Tak nampak macam orang kedah punnnnnnn..."

Without wasting any time, I replied, "Habis tu, takkan aku nak bawa padi belakang aku baru nak nampak macam orang Kedah kot"

Hahahahhahahaha pang! on your face bro! and the group was exploded with laugh :3

As usually, I speak Keyel here in Melaka. So, when the time I was "salah cakap slang kedah but bunyi keyel". All of my beloved, lovely, clingy, tak guna, haprak, annoying friends pun mula membuat saya rasa macam nak carut-carut :)

For example, Kedahan used to change every word ends with R into Q. So, when I say "Weh, hampaq jap tikar nih" In jiffy, "Tudiaaaaaaaaaaaaa... hampaq tikaq lapaq bakaq kelepaq nyok nyok padi padi padi padi..." If only you understand me. :')

Other than that, Kedah also popular with some special attraction especially Langkawi Island. The abundance of tourist went there every day, either international or local. So, please, I invite you to Kedah and have a great vacation in Langkawi Island.

So, that's is my story of being kedahan. It's kind of special actually when you are different from the other but at the same time, it's kind of annoying ahhahahahaha..

Proud to Be Kedahan. Show me your hand if you are Kedahan too!!!
...and you can also share your experience of being a what so ever state you are from.
 I'm ready to hear that!

Don't forget to comment!

Thanks for reading.
Being me. 

Me feat. sunset at Chenang Beach, Langkawi



You Might Also Like

43 comments

  1. I'm Selangorian but I love Kedah. Yeahhhh!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey, Selangorian!!! but I love Kedah je :p

      Delete
  2. Jauh ah nak pergi langkawi hahha tapi kita pernah pergi sekali je. Disebabkan selangor takde loghat jadi dengar loghat negeri lain jelah yang best!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahaa.. sapa kata Selangor takde loghat?

      Hi, saya asal dari nibong tebel. :P

      Delete
  3. Awwww I miss Langkawi soooo muchhh! Me? Half perakian, half kedahan. So, I'm proud to have both in my blood! #apaakucubacakapni
    Mind my ke laut english. 😂
    So, boleh je cakap dua-dua loghat quite fluently. Bila duduk dengan family belah my mom, kita tune cakap Kedah. Bila duduk dengan family belah my dad, kita tune loghat Perak le kome weh! Gitu... 😉
    Makanan pun kalau tempoyak boleh makan, surely is perak enough lah kot. Menyorok pulut ros passed, peknga passed, ketupat palaih pandai buat, surely is kedah enough as well right? Yeaayyy bhahahahaha 👌✌

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. " Menyorok pulut ros passed, peknga passed, ketupat palaih pandai buat, surely is kedah enough as well right? "

      KEDAHAN! She is the one!!! :3

      Delete
  4. I love listening to the accent of people from other state, it's very interesting and best je nak dengar hahaha. I was in Langkawi last year and I miss it so much! I had a blast during my trip there :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yknow right, I love accents. Any accent that exist in this world. For English, I love British accent. I'm practicing it daily now. :)

      Delete
  5. My mom is a kedahan whom was raised in Pahang so she didn't really practice Kedah with us but she would use it among the Kedahnese and I as the child manage to catch only a bit of it.. Had a kedahnese roommate whom could never leave the trace behind, ignoring the fact that she's now in KL and turns out, oll of my friends would talk in Kedahnese accent when we're with her.. No "kau" only "hang" when communicating with her.. xD

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Spotted a typo there.. *oll = all

      Delete
    2. Fyi, I was born in Pahang then straight away live in Kedah when I was 2 years old. So, I don't have any Pahang accent on my tongue.

      Here, I don't even have to teach them Kedah words or how to speak Kedah. Because they are already gifted with that "talent". Ahhahahah!!!!

      Delete
    3. One more, is't Kedahnese or Kedahan? I'm quite confused actually. Hahhaa

      Delete
    4. Kedahnese is the accent and Kedahan is the people whom lives in kedah.. haha

      Delete
    5. I see hahahaha.. New vocab (check √)

      Delete
  6. This post totally brighten up my day! I guess the perks of being Kedahan is to enjoy a slower pace of life there. Less traffic jams, dont have to wake up super early to avoid jams and the most important thing is cheap and delicious foods :) cheers to all Kedahan out there!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, dude! I'm over-terharu you were here! Hahahahah

      "cheap and delicious foods" This is the most important thing.
      You know what, Nasi Goreng Kampung here RM 4.50, dekat Kedah Rm 3.00 ja, lagi sedap pula tu. Allahu heaven! T^T

      Delete
  7. *sorok tangan*

    Haha. I'm Kelantanese. Tau2 jerlaa kan, Kedah dgn Kelantan rasanya memang femes kalau cerita pasal loghat nih. Tapi, selalu jugak bajet cakap Kedah dgn kawan2 yg asal Kedah. Tapi, sayangnya depa kata fail. Padahal cheq rasa dah habis baik dah kott!

    Saya pulak, orang selalu cakap memang nampak muka Kelantan tu. I don't know why? Padahal tak bawak budu pun kat atas belakang. Maybe sebab suka makan budu kot. :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. " Saya pulak, orang selalu cakap memang nampak muka Kelantan tu. I don't know why? Padahal tak bawak budu pun kat atas belakang. "

      Ya, Allah sis.... kenapa yang lawak sangat nih!! HAhahahahahahhahaha.. aduh... sakit perut! $D

      Delete
  8. Haluuuu oghang Kulim!! Pernah masa diploma ada senior pggl den "orang ulu" lepas dia tau dari kedah. Lawak ehh. Nampak sangat dia tak pernah sampai Kedah.😂😂😂.

    Proud to be Kedahan, yang suka makan masak lemak noghori, dan kepok lekor ganu, dan study di selatan. Kekekeke

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haluuuuu orang kampung halaman!!!

      Allahu, mesti hati tebal sebab sakit hati masa tu kan. Sabarlah. Hahahahahah..

      Yeah! Proud to be Kedahan yang handsome jugak! :P

      Delete
  9. i am sabahan tapi paling suka dgr logat utara.. faham tu boleh tpi nk ckp trasa lidah ni terputar 360 darjah jadi nya T_T

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Sabahan.
      Meanwhile, I really love to hear Sabahan and Sarawakian when they are talking. It feels like, I'm in the different country. I don't understand even a word, for real.

      Delete
    2. Setuju dengan Amer, loghat orang sabah comel bhaaa...

      Delete
  10. Lorrr... Amer Ridzuan Kedahan ka!!! ingatkan owang Key el tadi.

    Saja nak bakaq nih! awat kedah kalah sampai 4 kosong dengan TTeam malu aih!!

    Sorry gurau aje ntah ke betul ke tidak ke accent kedah Mrs. A tu

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Allahu Mrs. A. Jangan la mention pasal tu. Kite sensetif hm. Hahahahhaa.. nak buat macam mana takde rezeki. Syukur atas usaha para pemain! Haaa... nih mesti Terenganu kan? Haihh.. tak boleh jadi nih. KEDAH FC FOR LIFE!HAhahahahha

      Delete
    2. Mrs. A orang Negeri 9 bukan Terengganu pun ;-)

      Delete
    3. macam tu pon boleh ke? Hahahahaha

      Delete
  11. Am a Sabahan and proud of myself. Part yg kena suruh ckp dari negeri masing2 tu kalau dorang faham xpa juga. Haha. Okays emo sbntr. lols.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Eyqa. Eh, sama macam UNNI ANJE, a Sabahan.

      "Part yg kena suruh ckp dari negeri masing2 tu kalau dorang faham xpa juga. " ... then ada yang suruh cakapp Kedah sikit. Lol, nak sruh aku cakap apa bro? Lahai.. okay ter emo sikit hehehehe

      BOlehbah kalakau!! (betul ke ejaan tu?) heheheh

      Delete
  12. Hi Kedahan, I'm Terengganurean. If you there have a lot of paddy field we have a lot of beach hahahha. But cheq really in love with loghat kedah bakhanggg (really means it)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Really in love with loghat Kedah ke orang Kedah nih???
      hehehehe baik jujur... :P

      Delete
  13. I am Selangorian dan saya belajar di Kedah. Btw i love to hear my friends from Kedah speak their loghat. Its nice tho! *thumbs up!*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, Selangorian. Oh belajar dekat kedah ke. Saya jamin orang Kedah semua baik-baik kan? Hehehehehe

      Delete
  14. Orang Kedah rupanya dia.. Siqah suka loghat utara. Mesra didengar :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. HAhahhaa... mestilah.. proud to be kedahan :')

      Delete
  15. Cik Ila orang Perak tapi membesar di Kedah sampai umur 6 tahun. Tapi setiap kenangan masih segar dalam ingatan. Baca entri ni buat kenangan di Kedah datang balik.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I see... kiranya orang kedah jugak la tu hahahh... Kan.. lagikan tempat terjatuh pun kita ingat, inikan tempat kita membesar :')

      Delete
  16. Hahaha.. Lambat sangat baca entry nie.. harus nya bisa backlink ke artikel nie dalam post jasmi yang hingaq2 tu. ^^

    Want to visit Kodiang and Kulim someday, anyway..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahahaha.. thanks. Amer pon ada baca entry pasal cakap2 kedah tu. Hahahha.. boleh la nanti jalan2 dekat Kulim :)

      Delete
  17. Hi Kedahan, Sabahan here! Don't you have any friends from Sabah? It's funny to imagine how you react when they talk to you with pekat Sabahan, since u said u don't understand even a word. No offense, but I think Sabahan accent is an easy slang to understand, believe me. Well I think for my district specifically, people here mostly talk with 'Baku' Malay.I meant it, Baku, its the word came out from a fellow student (uni in Peninsular My) when I asked her for direction, with my favourite mothertongue accent, and I heard she said; "Eh, bakunye sebutan diye.", and I just smiled :) I love to hear and see how people interact with each other in their own accents (well as long as they are understandable, but if not, u can always learn and teach each other, right?) because accent symbolized you, your origin genuinely :) I'm proud to say that I am a blessed Malaysian, living in a country of two lands separated by the South China Sea, that's make us unique yet lovely in our own way. We embrace differences between us and become one. So, let's just be proud of our own accents, no need to feel offended! Hmm, I think u should try to say something in Sabahan, make sure u PRONOUNCE each word EXACTLY like its SPELLING, okay? "Kenapa bah kau susah betul mau(=mahu) paham(=faham) bahasa Sabah ni? Endak(=tidak) susah bah tu, asalkan kau mau belajar untuk paham. Bah, jadi pelan-pelan seja(=sahaja) kau ya?" Easy right?! Oh, it's, "Boleh bah kalau kau! (If it's you, then it's just okay!)" Peace :)

    ReplyDelete

ChatBox