THE CONNOTATIVE MEANING OF THE LOCAL LANGUAGE IN BABAHANE HAMLET (SEMANTIC ANALYSIS)
The aims of this research are (1) to analyze the connotative meaning of Tetun in semantic transcription. (2) Translate all the connotative sentences into Indonesian and explain the meaning of the connotative sentences. This data collection was carried out through several stages such as interviews with local people (Babahane Hamlet), recording using cell phones, and participating in traditional events. Everything the researcher did to collect the data. This research was conducted for approximately one month and two weeks, from 19 August to 10 September 2021. Therefore, it can be concluded that Semantics is a linguistic science that specifically examines eating. From the data, the researchers found that there are connotative sentences that have shifted from negative to positive, for example, fahi inan oan which has the connotative meaning of a girl.