Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia

Research Article

The Existence of the Word Tabe in WhatsApp

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314214,
        author={Hastianah  Hastianah and Yusniati N. Sabata and Ramlah  Mappau},
        title={The Existence of the Word Tabe in WhatsApp},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th BASA: International Seminar on Recent Language, Literature and Local Culture Studies, BASA, November 4th 2020, Solok, Indonesia},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={BASA},
        year={2021},
        month={12},
        keywords={tabe existence language variety bugis makassar},
        doi={10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314214}
    }
    
  • Hastianah Hastianah
    Yusniati N. Sabata
    Ramlah Mappau
    Year: 2021
    The Existence of the Word Tabe in WhatsApp
    BASA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.4-11-2020.2314214
Hastianah Hastianah1,*, Yusniati N. Sabata2, Ramlah Mappau1
  • 1: Language Center, South Sulawesi, Jl. Sultan Alauddin Km 7 Tala Salapang
  • 2: Muhammadiyah Luwuk University, Jl. K.H. Ahmad Dahlan, Luwuk Banggai, Central Sulawesi 94711, Indonesia
*Contact email: hastianahnurdin@gmail.com

Abstract

The word tabe can be found in the Bugis and Makassar tribes. This word is usually used to ask a guest permission. The use of the word tabe is closely tied to the existence of local customs, conditions, and conversation situations. In communication or speech events, the word tabe is very difficult or even heavy to pronounce at this time, only certain speakers usually use the word to maintain politeness. The result of this research is that the word tabe can be used to state: 1) request for permission, such as tabe Bu, Nur Alisa Salsabila cannot enter school today because of illness, 2) requests, for example tabe can borrow reports from last year, 3) orders, for example Assalamualaikum, delivered to the teacher / guardian kls to convey the students tomorrow Friday to bring an Android cellphone for the simulation activity of PAS Odd Tp 2019/20 tabe, 4) delivery of information, for example tabe Bu adami full name of the mayor of Parepare?, 5) politeness, usually followed by body gestures, namely looking down, bending over, and opening the palms that are slightly swung forward parallel to the head followed by the word tabe, but in WhatsApp this is not the case, only using varied words are used before stating something or after stating something that the partner may or may not agree with. Thus, the word tabe has experienced a shift in the younger generation, there is a correlation in language choice caused by the relationship between power and status.