On the use of the Arabic tashdid to represent the pěpět (ě) in Malay script

  title={On the use of the Arabic tashdid to represent the pěpět (ě) in Malay script},
  author={Russell Celyn Jones},
  journal={Indonesia and the Malay World},
  pages={281 - 292}
  • R. Jones
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • History
  • Indonesia and the Malay World
The pĕpĕt in Malay is, or represents, a schwa, a short indeterminate vowel (like the first syllable of ‘about’ in English). This is not a comprehensive study of the subject; it is offered as a practical aid to students who may encounter it in older forms of Jawi script. This paper will bring together some comments on the practice by scholars over the past couple of centuries, as far as possible using their own words. Broadly speaking, three scripts have been used to write Malay. Old Malay… 
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