Sunday, June 16, 2013

:: Personalize

Some people use the term "new" and some other ironically disagree with "new", but use "re-invent" instead. While I prefer "personalize". Each word brings slightly different meaning/s. This is wht we call "mature words" or the definite name is "Balaghah", which leads us to the sweetness of a language.

Again, we dun re-invent Cham script. We personalize it in this modern period of time. Personalizing takes place only when there's ample of information which needs to be structured, so tht it wuld be easy for recognizing n understanding. We study the origins of the information, how it influence other information, n how it transform.

While in the other hand, personally, "new" and "re-invent" are probably an "innovation", which seems "manipulating" some facts to create new facts. This isn't our principle of work. History remains history, future is another thing. "New"/"re-invent" create a state of unclear due to the clash between past n present, which directly making it not understandable. And, the 'less' informed people will straightly believe the 're-invent' thing U bring. Seems not gud for me.

Dun blame people who din undstand U. Check the words U choose, the stretegy U use. Vitally, be sincere, truthful, honest, n clear. Maybe later. Me? I neva care. Coz my work is a lifetime's, n the result is as long as Cham language live. Whether U care or not, isnt in my attention coz I dun do things for myself.

- naiKacua

Monday, March 4, 2013

:: Ubuntu - I am Because We are

My Cham tribe shuld study this UBUNTU philosophy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saturday, July 2, 2011

:: This Longing

I said I long for my homeland so dearly.

They said I was so baby then, it can't be.

I don't have friends, I don't have memory..

Yes, I agree, they're right. ....Partially...

In this journey, life really flings me into a deep misery.

I feel so alien, no one understands what's in me!!

Try...I try, I really try but still I'm belonged to not here.

Years, decades pass where is my place actually??

Waha Bani, apsaras, Katé, are not the things I should celebrate

It's someones' cloth outside but the blood, hey I'm so Cham inside!

I do fasting during Ramâwan or Ramajan, any problem with that?

I'm 'Cam Ahier' huh? Ah who cares, the towers are too, my pride right?

I was born there, Palei Kaoh... my parents mention the name.

How does it look like, so do Padra, Pabhar, Puk Kin ..Palei Ram?

Bimong Po Klaong, Bimong Po Sah, Po Nager, Po Romé, Po Dam..?

Bal Caong, Cek Cambang, Aia Trang? I'm tired keep imagining them!

Day meets night and night meets day, I'm still in isolation.

I keep my faith still, be determined to fulfill a painful demand.

I, me and my self keep learning in this solitary, it's our passion.

My heart, my soul yell for a return, yell for what are mine.

I'm growing up being a person with heart with love.

All these while, I can't figure out what love can gives.

Now I see love is a trigger, for the desire, a power.

As love presents, I start to trace the track of the older..... step..alone.


It's not nothing for me there, it's my home. I gain the memory from the ancestors, they left us a very valuable sort of knowledge - the language. It's maybe differ due to the geographical and social matters, but it's still our ONE Cham language. Please be in my shoes and try to suffer how hurt I am instead of asking me what do I have in Vietnam...

Thursday, February 3, 2011

:: We are One


As you go through life you'll see

There is so much that we

Don't understand

And the only thing we know

Is things don't always go

The way we planned

But you'll see every day

That we'll never turn away

When it seems all your dreams come undone

We will stand by your side

Filled with hope and filled with pride

We are more than we are

We are one


If there's so much I must be

Can I still just be me

The way I am?

Can I trust in my own heart

Or am I just one part

Of some big plan?


Even those who are gone

Are with us as we go on

Your journey has only begun

Tears of pain, tears of joy

One thing nothing can destroy

Is our pride, deep inside

We are one

We are one, you and I

We are like the earth and sky

One family under the sun

All the wisdom to lead

All the courage that you need

You will find when you see

We are one

Sometimes, fears of the elders makes me confuse which way I should choose.. An independent person tied to some rules with no full clarification, it's kind of conflicting. Maybe because I'm just a raw bud so I can't really understand what he's talking about. I can't choose the fate of my blood, all I have are some colors I dun like, to colorize my endless journey as a responsible. And all of the colors are only black base. Months ago a man asked me who is the owner of "black blog". He called my blog "black" even there is title on top. He addressed my blog so precisely.

Let's listen to the song which I've been listening since my teenage. Enjoy... =)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

:: Majid Transliteration - Jawi Cham

"And of His signs are the creation of the Heavens and the Earth and the diversity of your languages and your colors. Indeed in that are signs for those of knowledge" - arRum 22.

First of all, Majid Transliteration isn’t about the modernization of Cham language. “Majid Transliteration” is a name given to the Huruf Cham in Arabic form. This kind of script is also known as Jawi Cham.

Jawi Cham is being observing by us since more than 20 years ago, which, the range of observation covers all the Muslim villages in An Giang province and Cambodia. We use mostly the Huruf Cham from Cambodia based on some qualities that the Huruf Cham from Vietnam doesn’t has. The Huruf Cham in Vietnam isn’t coincides from one village to another, even if for the same village. We agree that this situation also happens in Cambodia but the significance of the Huruf Cham in Cambodia is that there is a Mufti who will standardize the writing for the whole Cham in Cambodia. If there’s disagreement, well, it’s very slight. Another criteria we go trough is the figure of the hurufs. Example, the Arabians have "د" then "ذ" ..."ر" then “ز” ..”س” “ش” ..and so on. We realize something synchronous in their writing, “the dot”. Logically, most of the dots are at the above. So, for the Akhar Ndak, we choose to use “dal with 3 dots above ” (Cambodia) instead of “dal with a dot below ڑ” (Vietnam). Ooops I forgot to mention, again, Mr Majid is from An Giang. So later on, don’t accuse that Majid Transliteration is developed by the Cambodian Cham just because we use most of their hurufs. Our team is Cham for overall.

We use “huruf ر” instead of "غ" for the Inâ Rak and Takai Krak. Some of the Jahed said Panduranga uses Rrrr (the sound of ر) but Kampong Chanang uses Ghhhh (the sound of غ as in "cô gái"). It is obviously no difference for both Eastern and Western scripts because Cham language is grouped in Melayo Polynesian language. Example, “rup” is “rupa”, "bicar" is "bicara", “drei” is “diri”, "daruai" is "duri", "marai" is "mari", "harei" "hari", "rabung" "rebung", "ribau" "ribu"..ect. Isn't “ر” makes Cham language so similar to the other Malay languages?

We decide to name it Majid Transliteration to differentiate this kind of Jawi Cham from the other Jawi Cham. Many Muslim Cham researchers who conscientious to preserve our language aren't study Cham language from the root, The Akhar Cham in Indic Sanskrit form. We can’t say a word is written correctly unless there’s proof from Cham inscriptions, or another way – set a council. The word ‘baik’ in Cham language can’t be understood by the Chams around An Giang and Cambodia, as they usually use “waik”. Well, ‘baik’ is a standard Cham language. We write “rup” instead of “rub” because there’s no “b” at the end of all Cham words. It’s okay if you can’t read Majid Transliteration, but this is not an excuse for us to stop. We shall continuously keep moving linking with the ancestors for the sake of the forthcoming generations.

Our team is ready and open for any debate and discussion, to create a better script for the Muslim Chams worldwide. We don’t say that Majid Transliteration is the fix one, we shall reorganize if there are logic and justified points. Anybody is welcomed, not excluded the Balamons.

Last but not least, let us examine this simple phrase:

Cam: “Parandap hagait krung njep, panjep hagait krung randap”.

Melayu: “Biasakan yang betul, betulkan yang biasa”.

English: “Habituate right things, do rightly habitual things”.

Anything, please leave your comment. Thank you for your precious time, great day!


Awwalanya, Transliterasi Majid bukanlah berkaitan dengan modenisasi Bahasa Cam. “Transliterasi Majid” adalah nama yang diberi kepada Huruf Cam di dalam bentuk hijaiah. Skrip jenis ini juga dikenali sebagai Jawi Cam.

Pihak kami telah mengamati Jawi Cam sejak 20 tahun lalu di mana kawasan kajian meliputi keseluruhan perkampungan orang Islam di wilayah An Giang dan Kemboja. Kami menggunakan kebanyakan Huruf Cam dari Kemboja berdasarkan beberapa kualiti yang tidak didapati di dalam Huruf Cam dari Vietnam. Huruf Cam di Vietnam tidaklah sepakat seperti mana Huruf Cam di Kemboja, yang mana perbezaan ini ketara dapat dilihat dari satu kampung ke kampung yang lain. Kami juga bersetuju bahawa keadaan ini turut berlaku di Kemboja namun di Kemboja terdapat seorang ketua agama yakni Mufti yang berusaha menyeragamkan ejaan dan bentuk huruf bagi keseluruhan Negara Kemboja. Jika ya pun ada perselisihan, kami kira, ia amatlah sedikit. Satu lagi ciri yang kami amati ialah bentuk huruf. Contohnya, orang Arab mempunyai huruf ‘dal’ kemudian ‘dzal’, ‘ro’ ‘zai’, ‘sin’ ‘shin’ dan seterusnya. Kami menyedari sesuatu yang seragam di dalam penulisan mereka, “titik”. Logiknya, kebanyakan titik bagi huruf mereka berada di atas huruf, maka untuk Akhar Ndak kami memilih untuk menggunakan “dal dengan tiga titik di atas” (Kemboja) berbanding “dal dengan satu titik di bawah” (Vietnam). Oh lupa, sekali lagi suka saya nyatakan di sini bahawa Encik Majid berasal dari An Giang. Maka, di kemudian hari, janganlah menuduh bahawa Transliterasi Majid dihasilkan oleh orang Cam Kemboja hanya kerana kami menggunakan kebanyakan huruf dari sana. Kumpulan kami ialah Cam secara keseluruhan.

Kami menggunakan huruf ‘ro’ bagi menggantikan ‘ghain’ untuk Inâ Rak dan Takai Krak. Sebahagian daripada golongan Jahed mengatakan bahawa Panduranga menggunakan bunyi Rrrr manakala Kampong Chnang menggunakan bunyi Ghhh (Viet: "cô gái"). Ia terang-terang tidak ada perbezaan bagi kedua-dua skrip Eastern dan Western kerana Bahasa Cam tergolong di dalam kumpulan Melayo Polynesian. Contoh, ‘rup’ ialah ‘rupa’…’bicar’ ialah ‘bicara’…’drei’ ialah ‘diri’,,,’daruai’ ‘duri’…’marai’ ‘mari’…’harei’ ‘hari’…’ rabung’ ‘rebung’…’ribau’ ’ribu’…dll. Bukankah ‘ro’ menjadikan Bahasa Cam begitu mirip dengan bahasa-bahasa Melayu yang lain?

Kami memutuskan untuk menamakannya Transliterasi Majid bagi membezakan Jawi Cam jenis ini dengan mana-mana Jawi Cam yang lain. Kebanyakan orang Cam Islam yang bertungkus-lumus untuk mengekalkan bahasa kita tidak mengkaji bahasa Cam dari asas iaitu Akhar Cam dalam bentuk Sanskrit. Kita tak boleh nak kata satu-satu perkataan itu dieja dengan betul melainkan ada bukti dari inskripsi kuno atau dengan alternatif lain – tubuhkan Majlis Syura.

Perkataan ‘baik’ di dalam Bahasa Cam tidak dapat difahami oleh orang Cam di sekitar An Giang dan Kemboja, kerana mereka biasanya menggunakan ‘waik’. ‘Baik’ merupakan Bahasa Cam standard yang dijumpai di dalam manuskrip, yang bermaksud ‘-lah’ di dalam Bahasa Melayu …’bac baik’…’bacalah’ …(=bac nao, bac waik, bac maik). Kami menulis ‘rup’ tetapi tidak ‘rub’ kerana di dalam Bahasa Cam tidak ada ‘ba mati’. Jika kita ingin mematikan huruf ‘ba’ kita perlu menggunakan huruf ‘pa’. Tidak mengapa jika anda tidak mampu membaca Transliterasi Majid tetapi ini bukanlah satu alasan untuk kami berhenti. Kami akan terus bergerak menerokai ilmu dan waris dari zaman silam demi kepentingan generasi akan datang.

Kumpulan kami bersedia dan terbuka untuk sebarang debat dan perbincangan, bagi menghasilkan skrip yang lebih baik demi kemuafakatan orang Cam Islam di seluruh dunia. Kami tidak mengatakan bahawa Transliterasi Majid adalah tetap dan tidak boleh dilakukan pindaan, kami akan menyusun semula sekiranya terdapat pandangan yang logik dan bernas. Semua orang adalah dialu-alukan, tidak terkecuali yang Balamon.

Akhir kata, marilah kita bersama-sama menhayati ungakapan mudah ini:

Cam: “Parandap hagait krung njep, panjep hagait krung randap”.

Melayu: “Biasakan yang betul, betulkan yang biasa”.

English: “Habituate right things, do rightly habitual things”.

Apa jua pandangan, sila tinggalkan komen anda. Terima kasih untuk masa anda, great day!

Friday, June 4, 2010