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PHONOLOGY yang membekas disanubari Phonology selalu dihati

“Kangen kelas gila dan konyol itu

Kangen diobrak-abrik dengan pertanyaan-pertanyaan gila

Kangen dibanting dengan pertanyaan-pertanyaan super dahsyat

Kangen menganalisis bahasa orang

Ah…. Kangen kelas Pak Husni Mu’adz”

Pada awalnya, semuanya terlihat datar. Tapi entah mengapa jiwa terasa mengalir setiap kali menyebut satu kata itu, “phonology”. Sebuah mata kuliah yang menurut (hampir) seluruh mahasiswa Program Studi Bahasa Inggris di kampus putih itu menganggap sulit dan memusingan. Adalah seorang dosen bahasa Inggris bernama M. Husni Mu’adz. Beliau adalah dosen pertama dan bersama 2 dosen lainnya yang pertama kalinya mengajar di FKIP pada masa itu sekitar tahun 1983, 30 tahun yang lalu.  Beliau masih mengajar pada tahun 2013, Alhamdulillah bisa bertemu. Saya mengingat ketika pertama kali mengikuti kelas beliau di introduction of linguistics. Hahhaa….. hampir gila didalam kelas. Terlebih semua pertanyaan dibolak balik. Dan apa yang terjadi? Hampir setiap mata kuliah beliau berlangsung, saya dan kawan-kawan meng update status di facebook yang mengekspresikan kepusingan kami di mata kuliah tersebut. hahhaa…. Benar-benar rasanya seperti bermain di rooler coster. Setelah diputar-putar dengan pertanyaan, malah dibanting dengan segudang pertanyaan lain yang memaksa kami untuk berbicara. Namun harus terdiam karena jawabannya kurang memuaskan. 4 SKS pada semester 3 ketika itu dan saya mendapatkan nilai yang kurang memuaskan yaitu B. terpaksa IP saya sedikit turun dari standar dan saya menangis gila pada saat itu.

Hal gila yang terasa kental adalah ketika tugas harus diselesaikan hanya dalam satu malam. Bukan main rasanya. Bahkan terkadang sampai pagi, saya belum bisa menyelesaikan analisis gila itu. Ah… sangat menyebalkan kalau diingat. Banyak teman-teman saya sampai berkata

“Seumur-umur kulaih, baru pertama kali ngerasa benar-benar kuliah”

Saya hanya bisa tertawa mendengar perkataan mereka. Dan dikemudian hari ternyata……. Bertemu lagi dengan dosen yang sama pada mata kuliah yang sejurus, yaitu “Phonologi”. Wohaa…..

Meskipun orang-orang kebanyakan berkata bahwa di ajar oleh Pak Husni itu sulit, ternyata teman-teman berdo’a agar mata kulaih phonology di ajar oleh beliau, dan do’a mereka ternyata terkabul. Termasuk saya. Saya berdo’a agar dapat berjumpa dengan beliau meskipun saya hanya mendapat B pada mata kuliah beliau 😀

Hahhaa…. Kegilaan itu muncul kembali. Tetapi untuk pertama kalinya, say sangat mengingat moment itu ketika kami berempat: Devi, Efri, Tuti dan saya: maju kedepan gara-gara membicarakan RULE sebuah bahasa yang sama sekali membuat kami mumet setengah encer. 😛

Saya memuali dengan menganalisis bunyi vokal dan konsonan bahasa aneh yang tidak pernah saya dengar sebelumnya itu. Jelas…. Dengan menggunakan buku intro to linguistics semester kemarin yang nggak main-main buat kami lelah setengah mati. Didepan, untuk pertama kalinya pertempuran sengit terjadi. Benar-benar untuk pertama kalinya serasa Pak Husni dekat dihati. Hahhaa…. Debat didepan kelas dengan beliau, kami ber-4. Kami saling menguatkan satu sama lain. Dan teman-teman yang lain hanya menonton pertempuran pertama yang mendebarkan itu. Terlebih kami adalah kelompok 1 dan pada saat itu memimpin jalannya diskusi. Bapak hany amengangguk-ngangguk. Kami kira beliau setuju, eh malahan kami dibanting lagi dengan pertanyaan yang dibolak-balik. Ahhh gilaa….

Inget juga waktu beberapa pertanyaan yang belum selesai terjawab dikelas, akhirnya bapak menyuruh kami untuk menyelesaikan so’al2 itu dirumah dan harus dikumpulkan besok pagi. Duarr!!!! …… gila itu ya seperti ini….. ngomong masalah “Rule dalama phonologi” itu bukan masalah yang gampang. Seribu kali baca buku itu, diolak balik juga otak masih error. Ckckkcc…. Terpaksa malam itu kami menyelesaikannya dirumah salah seorang teman, Pandu namanya.

Pada chapter selanjutnya, yang paling membekas dimemori, teman-teman nginep dirumah gara-gara “Analisis bahasa orang” lagi dan lagi. Kami dibuat pusing samapi pagi dan nggak ada yang nyenyak tidur gara-gara itu. Pun sampai subuh mereka masih grasak-grusuk nggak nemu jawaban dan rulenya. T.T melelahkan. Terlebih itu harus dikumpulakn besok sore. Hanya bisa mengerakna 1 malam, no more. Hahha…. Itu pertama kali teman-teman kelompok nginep drumah saya.pun temen yang bukan kelompok 1, belajar sampai jam 10 malam dirumah. Welaahhhh melelahkan sangat. L

Inget lagi waktu ngerjai tugas akhir. Kami harus ke rumah teman di gunung sari buat menyelesaikan semuanya. Welahahhhh….. sampai jam 12pun masih pusing. Haaahh… untung semuanya terselesakan dengan baik. Inget banget rauh wajah teman-teman yang nggak ada senyum-senyumnya. Satu kelas kami berada di Gunung Sari hanya karena tugas tulis dari Pak Husni. Subhanallah…. Lelah yang membawa ni’mat.

Haahhh…. Terlalu banyak cerita pada mata kuliah yang satu ini yang nggak habis untuk diceritakan dan membekas disanubati. Terkenang banget sampai detik ini dan belum menemukan kelas yang segila dan sekonyol ini.

Kalau boleh, saya pengen diajar sama beliau lagi. Kangen setengah mati. ❤

To Hate You

How could I hate you while you are part of my soul?

How could I forget you while you are the rust memory in my brain?

No body knows that I froze here

Waiting for you in the frozen of time which in every minute could kill me

How could I tell you? Then you are not here, I can’t see you

Lost no direction

Lifting me in yearning

I can’t hate you

Even sometimes I lie to every people

That you’ve been lost in my heart

Whereas I just want to hear you to say

“ I love you” But you never say it

I’m crying in this crazy feeling

Waiting for you such a long time, looking for you

Finally I found you,

Just in a while I can see you

Then I lost you again.. for twice…

And waiting for you again….

Many boys come to me …

Some how, I cry a lot disappointed

Because it’s not you my first love

Am I surely crazy for this reason?

And I want to kill you in my heart and hate you forever….

by: Fera Komalasari

TEN INDIANS (SOCIETY VS LOVE In American through Ten Indians Story)

By; Fera Komalasari

Mataram University

Ten Indians is a short story that was published in 19th century written by Ernest Hemingway. This story focuses on discrimination. We can learn about the American people in general through behavior of Nick’s father as it is the climax of the story.

Ten Indians tells about the relationship between Prudence Mitchell with Nick. However, Prudence in this story has never appear because she just an object. The conflict points in this story is Nick versus his parent, Nick versus society and Nick versus his heart where Nick was the main character.

The society held around American independence days when Nick driving home late with Joe Gardner and his family and pass the nine Indians which got drunk but the women, Prudence, was hidden. The fact was American government gave Indians money where they used it and it made them lazy to work. They just got drunk every time. American people call them as ‘skunk’. Even when they have communication with Indians, It’s not directly. Hemingway relied on repetitive metaphors to built images.

Nick’s father doesn’t like his child has a relationship with Indian. It looks from Nick’s father isn’t looking at him when he told Nick that he looked Prudence with Frank Washburn in the woods. There is untrue story in Nick’s father. It means he make up the story from noting being look like a true story, more than the truth. He simply and directly said a lie. In general, he is a hypocrite. He wants to cut Nick’s relationship with prudence where he realized that his son has a feeling to an Indian.

“I Just heard them threshing around”, Said Nick’s father. It indicates that they might have a sex. The American just use them in a sex without want to marriage them. The taste is same having a sex weather it Indians or American but they deny it. They don’t want every body to know it. They pay and they have. Indian girls can be paid. It means every body can have a sex with them. So, they look Indian girls as a naughty girl or they call them as a squaw.

Prudence name was taken from American name and Mitchell was taken from Indian name. it might be her father is American and his mother was Indian. But they didn’t have had marriage. Even when they marriage, it would be very difficult.

Indian just scum of American society. Moreover, they thought that the best Indian was the death of Indian. So, if Nick’s marriages Prudence it means he already to expelled from American society. Of course Nick’s father thought deeply about his son. He doesn’t want his son would get shy in the future. It means that Nick will be boundary from the society and it relates to his psychology. Nick loves Prudence but if he stay on his feeling, his society will make him to get depressed. He has to throw away his feeling to Prudence. But if he des it, it will heart him instead.

Nick is a typical human in general. He believes what his father said without checking out the truth. It is the character of American who believe directly without checking first. Nick was an arrogant person. He knows Prudence has a relation with Frank but he tries to deny it. When he knew Prudence has a relation with Frank from his father, it hurts him. But he doesn’t want to look for the truth by speaking with Prudence, asking her what actually happened. He doesn’t have a brave to say what he feels to Prudence. However, it’s difficult to American communicate with Indians. American can’t respect to the other people instantly even it’s a easy talking they need long process. How do American people adopt the new environment with the new people around them? They are confidential nation.

When Nick asked his parent where did he go, his father answer he want for a walk up by the Indian camp which located in the woods. We can imagine that Indian had no place which call as a home. They stayed in the wood without having work, education, social and political organization, trade, visual arts, music, and modern dance, etc. they were far from modern world. They were neglected from white American although in fact they were the original people of American. They left behind almost all of the life style and it because of white American.

Those are what actually the story of ten Indian includes. It’s all about society versus love which can be seen as an important part of Ten Indian story.