The Translation Of Andung-Andung (Sad Lamentation) In Toba Batak Community
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Andung-Andung ‘Lamentation’ refers to sad feelings which aare caused by the death of a beloved one in the Toba Batak Community. As a particular class of speech events or genre, lamentation consist of poetic expression or blank verse in its form. A particular language use wich is dominantly carried out by woman who delivers her emotional expressions by specific sad dictions is different from daily language can portraid the world, and is not easy to translate due to specific features it has (Katan, 1999). Documentation and translation were executed in order to get the linguistic and cultural meanings of the expression in Toba batak Language and English. Andung-Andung has moral lessons and local wisdom that needs to be documented and translated because nowadays the practice of Andung-Andung is very rare.