Malay resources?

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Malay resources?

Postby limoneneis » 2014-03-05, 13:33

Can anyone recommend a good textbook for learning Malay? I am using TY Malay right now and I don't really like it.

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby Meera » 2014-03-09, 1:26

Unforuently there isn't much for Malay. You could try Colloquial Malay. I have used much of it but it seems to be okay. If you are interested in Indonesian there is a Comprehensive Grammar avaible for it, unforuently I can't find one for Malay. You can try this website also:
http://malay.pgoh13.com/

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby limoneneis » 2014-03-09, 10:52

Thanks, Meera :D . Maybe I'll try Colloquial Malay. I am already using the website you linked to, it's really good! I'm at lesson 56 now and lesson 14 in TY. TY is okay but it focuses too much on tourist situations. It's almost like a phrasebook. Also the dialogs are really long so it's hard to memorize them, they are probably just meant as listening practice. The exercises could be longer and more in depth. I would also like more detailed grammar explanations. They often introduce new grammar points but don't really tell you when to use it, just that it is used in Malay and you should be able to recognize it. It's okay for a start, but I was hoping for something that takes you a bit further.
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby Meera » 2014-03-11, 1:12

limoneneis wrote:Thanks, Meera :D . Maybe I'll try Colloquial Malay. I am already using the website you linked to, it's really good! I'm at lesson 56 now and lesson 14 in TY. TY is okay but it focuses too much on tourist situations. It's almost like a phrasebook. Also the dialogs are really long so it's hard to memorize them, they are probably just meant as listening practice. The exercises could be longer and more in depth. I would also like more detailed grammar explanations. They often introduce new grammar points but don't really tell you when to use it, just that it is used in Malay and you should be able to recognize it. It's okay for a start, but I was hoping for something that takes you a bit further.


Yeah I have both the Malay and Indonesian teach yourself books. You are right they are like phrasebooks. I use them mainly because they are the only things really avaible with audi besides colloquial with audio. There's a course called Basic Indonesian from Tuttle but it's really awful. :P
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby polar » 2014-03-31, 6:14

On youtube there are several videos on speaking bahasa Melayu on my blog. There are more videos out there but I managed to pick this few.

http://rastom.net/wordpress/

Go there and any questions you can ask here in the forum.
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby limoneneis » 2014-03-31, 17:13

Terima kasih :D
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby polar » 2014-04-01, 5:53

Here's a few more useful resources
Malay for Everyone http://bookza.org/book/1073932/0f3a1f
Malay in Three Weeks: Introduction to Modern Colloquial Malay http://bookza.org/book/1180406/efb1c0

A Student's Grammar of Malay and Indonesian
http://bookza.org/book/1010920/71ab1f

All the links are reliable and working, but the books may be a bit outdated but I am sure you'll gain more exposure of the language from those books.

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby polar » 2014-04-14, 0:50

Learners of Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Indonesia, you are cordially invited to follow/friend me on Facebook where you can ask questions pertaining to the language. My Facebook is at https://www.facebook.com/rastom.rahman

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby vijayjohn » 2014-07-16, 17:22

There's also the Lonely Planet Malay Phrasebook. :)

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby Meera » 2014-08-07, 23:15

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Re: Malay resources?

Postby limoneneis » 2014-08-08, 22:19

Thanks, Meera! :)
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby Meera » 2014-09-04, 2:32

No problem :)
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Re: Malay resources?

Postby Saim » 2016-05-08, 17:03

Can anyone recommend me a monolingual Malay textbook designed primarily for use in a course with a teacher? This sort of thing.


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