Language, Custom and Ethic in Malay Pantun

Junaidi, Ardiya

Pantun iswell known as a Malay cultural heritage. Pantun in Malay used to convey various moral messages in the community. This study aims to explain the importance of language use, customary guarding and implementation of ethics in Malay pantun. This descriptive study somehow underlines its major findings as follows: (1) politeness and prudence in the use of language could be used as thebasis ofcommunication; (2) Society custom is the most important part in life of the Malays. Therefore, it needs to be continuously preserved,; (3) implementing ethics is highly recommended because ethics is fundamental in Malay social intercourse. This study also reveals that pantunrepresents standard of Malay behavior in language use, including customary guarding and implementation of ethics.

Volume 12 | Issue 6

Pages: 530-533

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V12I6/S20201059