International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Semantic Changes in Acehnese from Proto-Austronesian
Nurmaida, Robert Sibarani, Dwi Widayati, Nurlela

Nangroe Aceh Darussalam (NAD) is one of provinces in western Indonesia and has several ethnic languages and one of them is Achehnese which is the dominant language in this provine. This article is aimed at studying the semantic changes from Proto-Austronesia into today’s Achehnese in which the changes are caused by some factors, such as psychological and sociological ones. Linguistically, these semantic changes also involve phonological ones. Sound changes appear by involving high back vowel [u] becoming low back vowel [o], or high back vowel [u] to low front vowel [?], or high back vowel [u] to mid-central vowel [e].

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