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by elmer
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Thanks! Another two changes it is, then :-)
by elmer
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Haha, so one last change to my book. Thanks, you and amhoanne are great :lol:
by elmer
Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

MayebI am wrong, but I always thought that Ph sounds like a soft P, therefore resembling a B?
by elmer
Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Thank you. I guess that wraps it up with the exception of 穫 and 璧. I suddenly realized I know this last character from my Dutch East-Indies ancestors. There it was written as Bik, which means it leans towards the POJ spelling of Phek. I will use that one, unless something cmes up from this forum. Ye...
by elmer
Fri Dec 06, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Yes, in this case 章 is not a surname.

regards,
Elmer
by elmer
Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Again, thank you so much. Basically what's lft now is in the table below. Some of the characters we already discussed, I know. If somof yo can help me with these last characters, it would be great(again). best regards, Elmer char. POJ remarks 愉 jû 角美-variant? 瑜 jû 角美-variant? 矩 kú 角美-variant? 琛 thim...
by elmer
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

With my last post, I forgot to add the chinese characters. That of course, is rather senseless :oops: Amhoanna, you sent me an e-mail? I am afraid I did not receive it. So again: 閔 bín bun5 叔 chek siok 奎 ke kui 吳 gô͘ ngô͘ 祚 chà chò͘ 倡 chhiong chhiong3 洙 chu su5 冠 koan koàn koann 贊 chàn chān 章 chiuⁿ ...
by elmer
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Hello, Thanks to all, once again. I can wait a few more days with sending my book to the printer. I have a few days margin. Actually, I have been in the village of my origin, but the people living there couldn't tell me much more about the genealogy of my ancestors. Apparently the genealogy was reco...
by elmer
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Thanks, I really appreciate all your help. And it is amazing to meet people who are so thorough as you are. The list is getting really smaller now. I am going to put some more characters here: 俶 chhiok siok thek 瑱 chin thian3 tian5 田 chhân chhian5 tian5 tian7 與 í u5 u7 hou7 乾 kan khiân koann ta 伯 pe...
by elmer
Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:38 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

That's great. It really limits the options. I guess I am going to use the most common pronunciation and/or the most beautiful / positive word. Maybe some characters? thanks again, Elmer 唐 tng tông pong5 ta 曲 khek khiau khiàu khiok 寬 khoan khoaⁿ khòaⁿ khng3 天 phian phin thian thinn 樸 phok phak phoh p...
by elmer
Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Re: Pronunciation of some characters

Thanks, Your guess is certainly better than mine. Here are some more characters I struggle with: 中 tiong tiòng tèng chhian chiong3 tong 強 kiâng kiāng kiunn7 khiáng kian7 kiong2 量 lēng liāng niū niû nē 長 tiâng chiang2 tiong2 tiunn2 tng5 盤 phoân pôaⁿ piâⁿ khoan5 poan5 程 thêⁿ thêng thiann5 tiann5 teng5...
by elmer
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of some characters
Replies: 27
Views: 89626

Pronunciation of some characters

Sorry if I seem to be impatient. I am struck by the genealogical virus. It seems to be without cure :lol: Can anybody tell me what these characters would probably be pronounced like in the region between Zhangzhou city and Xiamen city: 逸: it, ek, iat? 人: jin, chhin, lang? 台: tai, thai, i? 旦: tan, to...
by elmer
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien names?
Replies: 12
Views: 48787

Re: Hokkien names?

That sounds fair. If I look to this family, I see that almost all the names contain the character 山. So it may be that this part was actually more for consistency than it had impact on the pronunciation. Thanks!
by elmer
Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:05 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien names?
Replies: 12
Views: 48787

Re: Hokkien names?

Thanks, The new file is on http://www.mediafire.com/?1mm40l6dh3j9g38. One thing though, I don't think this is a shared file like on dropbox, that people can update. The character 𡹘 is problematic yes. I can only see it with certain fonts. I am 100% of 山, 90% sure of the 夂 and 50% of the 户 (you have ...
by elmer
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien names?
Replies: 12
Views: 48787

Re: Hokkien names?

Many thanks for all your support. I have in total 303 Chinese names, containing in total 589 characters, made up from 268 individual characters. That is a lot of work To create some overview, I have made a list of these 268 characters, which are linked to the names. So if I change the pronunciation ...