The true beauty of Bali is a state of mind;
expressed in an attitude of harmony.
This is not difficult because of the phonetic spelling,
except for “c” which is pronounced “ch”.
a as in the “a” of father, but shorter.
e as in the “e” of bet (enak).
e as in the “a” of sofa (ke, empat,
e as in the “a” of take (sen-signal).
o as in the “oa” of coat (kopi-copy).
o as in the “o” of soft (kopi-coffee).
u as in the “u” of put (susu-milk).
Vowel sounds receive equal stress. The final k or
t in a word is sometimes very short indeed, almost so that it
is hardly heard; bapak, anak, cicak, becak, are a few examples
Bahasa Indonesia - the official language of Indonesia.
It is the language of formal education although many traditional
languages are spoken throughout the archipelago. Bahasa Bali is
the traditional language spoken among the Balinese people.