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by hokkien_learner
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

Chinese people in Vietnam is not only concentrated in Cholon, we spread throughout the whole southern Vietnam. Several famous places of Chinese concentrated in Vietnam are Cholon (which is known for the last, oldest, most populous stronghold for Chinese people in Vietnam), Bien Hoa, Bac Lieu, Ca mao...
by hokkien_learner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:56 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Chinese language learning software
Replies: 3
Views: 23172

Re: Chinese language learning software

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by hokkien_learner
Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

Sorry. I can say I am Vietnamese Chinese and so I am anti-Viet and I am also anti-Vietnamised Chinese people. So that forum is not for me and I am not gonna join them on that :oops: I'm curious. Why are U anti-Viet? Are U also against Anglicized Chinese people, or are U proud to be one? Perhaps thi...
by hokkien_learner
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

Here's a cool-looking forum on Cantonese: http://tiengquangdong.com/index.phtml?/ (in VNmese) U gotta love the forum tagline: 敢想敢做. Sorry. I can say I am Vietnamese Chinese and so I am anti-Viet and I am also anti-Vietnamised Chinese people. So that forum is not for me and I am not gonna join them ...
by hokkien_learner
Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

Hail Hokkien Learner, well met once again. I've heard that 唐人 in Annam don't like to be called người Tàu. Why is that, exactly? Is it just b/c it sounds like "Boat People"? Or is there a deeper reason? Personally, I will always identify as người Tàu, although I'll have to respect other pe...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: A Separate Cantonese Republic???
Replies: 124
Views: 224756

Re: A Separate Cantonese Republic???

Now, because we've been lumping politics with cultural issues, I have now set up this forum, so that any debates over a seperate Cantonese government, should be discussed here. Hopefully, all of the cultural questions about the "proto-Cantonese" (Bach Viet, or whatever you decide to call ...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 405102

Re: Cantonese originally not Chinese???

I just read the 1st post of this page and I honestly don't like the name Annamese. Well maybe i don't know the meaning of Canton in Cantonese but at least i know the characters for An Nam (安南). It has 2 meaning, as Vietnam always had wars, the Viet emperor wanted that name as he wanted peace for th...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 405102

Re: Cantonese originally not Chinese???

Hi there, I know I am maybe the only one Vietnamese in this topic. I was really wonder where originally Vietnamese came from as you are Cantonese originally not Chinese??? why the Vietnamese does not have they own letter? The hundred Yueh is The Vietnamese? or The Chinese from The Hundred Yueh? Why...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

I believe by the 3000 Kanji books you are referring to the Nhất Thiên Tự 一千字, Nhị Thiên Tự二千字, Tam Thiên Tự 三千字, and Ngũ Thiên Tự 五千字, these are not merely for the purpose of learning Characters, but also for the purpose of learning Nôm. These books were originally long rhymes that Vietnamese childr...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field
Replies: 17
Views: 52570

Re: Cantonese in Vietnam, reports from the field

1. This post is close kin to a series of posts over in the Hokkien forum entitled Hoklo in 5. Sometimes, people will talk to me in Cantonese or, less commonly, Mandarin when they hear or guess that I'm one of the "People of the Boats" (nguoi tau). They always speak what seems to me to be ...
by hokkien_learner
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Classical Chinese?
Replies: 13
Views: 13823

Re: Classical Chinese?

As a person come from Chinese family. I dont really like to questioning or criticsing about our own ancestor's language :|
by hokkien_learner
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien-Only Policy
Replies: 46
Views: 40929

Re: Hokkien-Only Policy

well, my experience was once of time when I worked for a Teochew shop in Melbourne. And there came a Teochew from mainland China. He spoke Teochew to my boss so I spoke Teochew with that mainlander and he just answered me by Mandarin (I have absolutely no knowledge of Mandarin at all :cry: ). Later ...
by hokkien_learner
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Where are the Teochews?
Replies: 51
Views: 84540

Re: Where are the Teochews?

I was born in Cho Lon or 堤岸 and now immgrated to Australia. We Teochew are the second largest Chinese group in Vietnam and most of us can speak Cantonese , and Teochew as our native language so dont misunderstand that we speak Cantonese doesn't mean we are Cantonese. 8)
by hokkien_learner
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: li or lai
Replies: 1
Views: 4271

li or lai

Recently, I listen to this taiwanese song with a link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGm4wJMjI34&feature=related. in the song, the singer pronunciate 心裡 as sim lai but I think sim lai should be for 心內. I wonder if I am wrong. Please feel free to correct me as I am not a Hokkien speaker. Th...
by hokkien_learner
Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Beh and ài
Replies: 4
Views: 6857

Re: Beh and ài

Mind if I ask, Can you post characters for "Lú má-chài beh khì tó-lóh?" Please.

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