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Exploration of “The Nod Dove” philosophy of civilized society

Azis – Syahfitri Purnama – Ramly – Mayong Maman

DOI: 10.18355/XL.2024.17.03.01

The aim of this article is to reveal the terminology of the nod dove "kado bekku" which is often used by the Bugis community. This research contributes to language development and strengthening the character of social life. In particular, it has a positive impact on developing the language competence of generations of people who not only live in Indonesia but also overseas in other countries. The main theories used are (Lazos-Chavero et al., 2023), (Kuby, 2023), (Oktar et al., 2023), (Scholtz, 2023) (Anderson, 2022). Qualitative methods are used in analysis with a semantic approach. The data source is the people of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, which was carried out for 8 months. Primary data is in the form of speech that contains the meaning of the nod dove “kado bekku.” Secondary data was collected using a questionnaire distributed to 102 respondents. The stages in analyzing data are transcription, classification, verification, and conclusions. The research results show that: (1) laziness, (2) promise, (3) sweetener in front of relatives, (4) emergency situations. Of the dove's lazy nodding factor, there is 4%; in urgent situations, there are 9%. If relatives hope for help, then there are 18%; When it comes to promises to other people, 54%. Furthermore, as a sweetener when dealing with close relatives, there are 22%. This is because the current generation is influenced by environmental factors.

Key words: emergency, laziness, nod dove, promise, sweetness

Pages: 3-12

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