I think i love what i found online! yayy! Mr.Google NEVER ever let me down!

This documentation is entitled “A PROVISIONAL FIELD DICTIONARY OF THE RUNGUS DUSUN LANGUAGE OF NORTH BORNEO.” by Appell, George N, Appell, Laura W.R. It had been written since 1961, for education purposes in US.

How do Rungus Dusun differ from Kadazan Dusun, or Murut Dusun..eh guys we have a dictionary! Refer it! 😀

Download it Here

Abstract:

THIS DICTIONARY WAS PREPARED FOR USE DURING FIELD WORK AMONG THE RUNGUS DUSUN PEOPLE IN NORTH BORNEO. MANY WORDS WHOSE REFERENTS AND SEMANTIC RANGES WERE UNKNOWN OR UNCERTAIN WERE INCLUDED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES. REPRESENTING THE FIRST STAGE OF STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF THE LANGUAGE, THIS COMPILATION CONTAINS A MINIMAL SECTION ON THE PHONETIC SYMBOLS USED. THE FIRST PORTION OF THE VOLUME CONTAINS LEXICAL ITEMS LISTED IN RUNGUS DUSUN AND GLOSSED IN ENGLISH. THE SECOND PORTION, WHICH IS IN TWO SECTIONS, CONTAINS AN ENGLISH-RUNGUS DUSUN LISTING OF HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER, AND AN ENGLISH-RUNGUS DUSUN LISTING OF ITEMS BY MAJOR CATEGORIES SUCH AS “AGRICULTURE,””EQUIPMENT,””PROPERTY,” AND “RELIGION.” (AM)

Oyeah, guys, if they can do such a documentation, why not us, the children who suppose to inherit this beautiful language….:)

8 Comments on RUNGUS DUSUN LANGUAGE OF NORTH BORNEO : Documentation

  1. wow.. interesting finding juga oh… tambah lagi sya sedih ni oh dgn ko punya penemuan ni.. huhu…

    Malang betul sya nda pandai cakap dalam bahasa kadazandusun…

    🙁

  2. Congratulations to you TataJane, you have done a good job. You have a herculean googling effort to find such an important document. Keep researching for materials that will benefit us all as well as our generations to come.

  3. yea maybe im so into Dusun Languages, let it be Rungus, Murut or Kadazan 🙂 or even others which i havent ever heard about..Just a sharing so everyone can have a quick click on it! 🙂

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