Do you think by addressing yourself as ‘aku’ in conversation is rude ?
What do u usually use to refer yourself when talking ?
For me, most of the time with friends I’ll use Dayah as ganti diri. But at office, I use ‘saya’. New friend also I use ‘saya’. And I with close frens I use ‘aku’. Some close friend can still hearing me expressing myself as Dayah with them. Depends …
‘Aku’ also is used by me when to create a situation that I’m talking to a close, sekepala fren even we don’t even see each other.
For northern people, ‘aku’ is not rude ( unless how you throw the sentence- if your are angry, arguing or cursing someone you use aku, of coz it sounds very rude.).
‘Aku’ shows how close you are with the person. You cans till find some orang tua kampong –parents use aku when talking to their child in normal conversation. If u happened to listen it, do not think that they do not respect each other but this is the way they talk.
Utara people synonym with ‘aku’ ‘hang’ in their daily conversation . Do you guys from central or southern region find it rude. ?? Well, orang utagha bahasanya kasaq. See, people pronouns as kasar but we pronouns as ‘kasaq’. Sounds very rough kan ! Huhuhu
But it doesn’t mean we are ‘kasaq’ people. Only the way we talk… we are still lemah gemalai…( eheks)
When I met other frens from all over Malaysia, not all use ‘saya’, awak’. Some use ‘ko’ ‘aku’. At first I thought people out of northen region talk in lemah lembut but actually the same lah hooo…. Utagha people don’t use ‘kau’ or ko’ ( sungguh pelik kalau ada yang berkata begitu) instead we use ‘hang’..
Well, if u see me using ‘aku’ ‘hang’. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to be rude. Is just they way to show we are intimate ( ahaks !)