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Re: [ArtsEd] Re: tjanting and tjap in batik.....

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Bunki Kramer (bkramer.us)
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 22:13:52 -0700


>Dear Bunki:
>
>I am sorry to tell you that I am not quite pleased with your remark. If
>you have any sense of respect about another culture, I think you have to be
>more conscious of your language and expression. I don't pretend to know
>everything, but I do know some thing. Saying words like 'Duh!' to describe
>foreign words can really offend some people whose culture is different from
>yours.
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Dearest Courtney,

Whoa. You are w-a-y off base here. I have re-read and re-read my message to
you and there was no intention I find to give you the idea that I was
slamming another culture. Far from it! Saying "duh" was referring to my
ignorance of the pronouncation of these words and my being interested in
anyone steering me in the right direction. Anyone who has been on this
listserv for awhile knows my humor..,and my interest in learning new
things...and my willingness to share. Perhaps YOU should re-read my nessage
again with a new perspective.

Despite the unnecessary tongue-lashing through the general listserv I
received, I thank you for answering my questions. Interestingly, I received
several responses to my quest and it seems everyone so far has a different
way of pronouncing these two words. Sooooooooo...it looks like I'm back to
square one!
AND....confused as ever, duh!

I'm going out on a far limb here....is there anyone on the list from
Indonesia who can give us a definite pronounciation of the
words..."tjanting" and "tjap"?
Again, I would be eternally grateful. Toodles.......

Bunki Kramer
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Rd.
Danville, California 94526
bkramer.ca.us