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Re:Re: tjanting and tjap in batik.....

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Tue, 02 Jun 1998 18:15:31 -0500

Bunki Kramer wrote:

> >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.
> ***************************************************************************
> 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. looks like I'm back to
> square one!
> AND....confused as ever, duh!
> I'm going out on a far limb 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

When I first read Courtney's letter to Bunki I was confused about the "duh"
comment. I just didn't see Bunki disrespecting anyone and I do not think she
ever would.