On our dearly beloved Indonesian language…

(6:55:13 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Hold your horses; there’s no 140char limit here :p(6:55:22 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Anyways, I’ve long suspected that Indonesian (more ‘properly’ known as ‘Bahasa Indonesia’) is experiencing stunted growth because…(6:55:51 AM) …

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(6:55:13 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Hold your horses; there’s no 140char limit here :p
(6:55:22 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Anyways, I’ve long suspected that Indonesian (more ‘properly’ known as ‘Bahasa Indonesia’) is experiencing stunted growth because…
(6:55:51 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: …language monks here are so anal-retentive about grammar, thus local creatives escape to English.
(6:56:08 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: But of course that theory is nullified by some contemporary Indonesian literature
(6:56:33 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Ayu Utami being a cliched example of that, along with Seno Gumira perhaps…
(6:56:52 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: Rules are good;
(6:57:04 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: an agreed upon set makes it easy to understand.
(6:57:32 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: But to grow, our language needs to break its hard shell cocoon.
(6:57:35 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: IMHO lho :p
(6:57:56 AM) Ferdi@Yahoo: (Hmm, I think I just wrote a blog post here…)

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