chap. i SEMANG AND PANGAN DIALECTS 389
apart, resemble one another more closely than do some Sakai dialects which are near neighbours.
The following short list, which could be considerably amplified if necessary, will suffice to illustrate this close resemblance :a
Semang of Kedah.
Pangan of Kelantan. beltek ah chas tenoyt kalapa chong balu kare
On the other hand, the Semang and Pangan dialects have a long border-line where they march ^ith members of the neighbouring Sakai group, and An both sides of that line there has been some intermixture and mutual influence. While all Semang dialects, so far as at present recorded, have many ^ords in common with Sakai, several of the Semang dialects near the Sakai border, especially the dialects Af the Plus and Galas valleys, contain a few Sakai ^ords and forms which do not occur in the more typical Semang further to the north. But this is only ^hat might have been expected, and it does not ^tnount to much.
In a few instances the Pangan dialects seem to Prefer a different word from the Semang; but in such ^ses it usually happens that one or both synonyms Accur also in Sakai:a
beteu, ho, gel tom
Sakai. sengat, dekat
bekat teu, hong
The following short list of words will suffice toThe following short list of words will suffice to