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by niuc
Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:44 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 46
Views: 102586

Re: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien

Indeed a vast treasure chest of Penang Hokkien! I wonder whether there are younger bhikkhus (or teachers of other religions) in Penang preaching in Hokkien. It's also interesting to learn that the teacher (the late Bhante Suvanno) was a Theravadin. From what I know, most Chinese Buddhists are follow...
by niuc
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話
Replies: 4
Views: 16228

Re: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話

Amhoanna, huan'(g)îng, huan'(g)îng lír lâi tiāuca! Ingkai ū káucàpkáu bān ā, koh ke cìt bän tō ēsái ë ä! :lol:
by niuc
Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話
Replies: 4
Views: 16228

Re: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話

Ah-bin, thank you for your encouragement. I am really glad that you like the script. After recording the video, I realised that I spelled the first 願 "guān" as "kuān". I thought nobody noticed that, but apparently Loke Chin Wei noticed the discrepancy and gave me an opportunity t...
by niuc
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話
Replies: 4
Views: 16228

Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話

Hi all Long time not visiting this forum! Glad to see that it is still "alive" although the activities are not that robust nowadays. Meanwhile, I am experimenting with recording videos about Bagan (Bagansiapiapi) Hokkien. Here is my first video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SDzh6s5tiU A...
by niuc
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Singular root of lán?
Replies: 17
Views: 42906

Re: Singular root of lán?

Niuc, goânlâi Bâgán pún ciong chù kóng cò "lāi", kah Tiôciu-ōe kāng. 8) Amhoanna, ū’iáⁿ në! Cánghng’a mng- cìt’ê Tiôciu pîng’iú, i māsī anni kóng. :idea: Bāgán’uē “laī/naī” ingkai sī tuì “chùlaī” laî ë. Nāsī “chù” niā, gún sī īnglaî kóng kuikingkuiking ê chù (the building itself). I also ...
by niuc
Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Singular root of lán?
Replies: 17
Views: 42906

Re: Singular root of lán?

When you say "things that are usually shared", am I correct in understanding that you mean a sort of inherent quality of the thing posessed? Or does it really have to be a shared thing in the particular context? For example, could/would a single child say "gún lãu-pē" in your va...
by niuc
Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Singular root of lán?
Replies: 17
Views: 42906

Re: Singular root of lán?

夠範久無來啊! :mrgreen: Gún in my variant is used for both "my" and "our" (beside "exclusive we"). Gúntau 阮兜 (or more natively and frequently gúnnaī 阮內) can mean both "our house/place" and "my house/place". In my variant, gúnhiaⁿ 阮兄 for "my elder brot...
by niuc
Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hoklo on Mindanao, reports from the field
Replies: 4
Views: 16095

Re: Hoklo on Mindanao, reports from the field

Tsinkú bôlaî a. Kámsiā Langit kohtsaì kā lán tuàlaî hànni hó ê kinggiām. Hit ê thaûke lih kóng "governor" ūkaù sâng Ìnnî ê Tng^ lâng! :mrgreen:

Btw I can only access the soundcloud link after removing the "https://" part.
by niuc
Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 29
Views: 58981

Re: Comparisons

Thank you so much, Abun & Amhoanna for discussing about "pheng". It just dawned to me that my variant uses "pīng" more than "pí". I didn't realize that it's "pīng" but subconsciously thought that it's just an elided form of "pí". Not sure how man...
by niuc
Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Childhood games
Replies: 43
Views: 43130

Re: Childhood games

Hi Amhoanna 我真正欣羨汝个 triangular knowledge of all things linguistic in S'pore, Bagan and the Big Durian (Jakarta). 是汝呣甘嫌啦! 好!我干焦叭走去햐一咜,五冬前。 叭:pat 햐:hia 咜:cōa 贊! 連Hangul嘛會通, 參落去寫佫是心適心適呢! 8) And here are the input plug-ins, for those that's ready and willing: "The FHL one" http://taigi.fhl.net...
by niuc
Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Childhood games
Replies: 43
Views: 43130

Re: Childhood games

Hi Sim 1. I forgot to point out that I think your "ko-li" is the same as my "bua-gù-lî". Do you think so too? Yes, indeed. 3. Hmmm... when I was young, the word "dungu" was used to me "idiot", as in: "He's such a dungu" or "Don't be such a dungu...
by niuc
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Chinese (and other Asian) medicinal herbs
Replies: 13
Views: 13950

Re: Chinese (and other Asian) medicinal herbs

Hi Sim & FutureSpy Thank you for sharing all the interesting points. I like linguistics but my knowledge is very minimum. I still don't know the actual sounds of many IPA symbols. In fact I only came to know the difference between f and v around ten years ago. Both are pronounced as f in Indones...
by niuc
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Help with a few words
Replies: 39
Views: 38050

Re: Help with a few words

Actually, it's NOT so!!! I miscalculated. I will be 70 in less than 15 years. Sim, I almost believed that you could have eaten the elixir of 長生不老. Your look in youtube video was much too young to be someone in his 60s! :lol: This could be a reflection of the fact that Malaysia was, for most of the ...
by niuc
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Childhood games
Replies: 43
Views: 43130

Re: Childhood games

BTW - FutureSpy: Does Japanese have "主義" for "-ism" and "者" for "-er" too? If I remember correctly, 主義 is a loanword from Japanese. As I said before, my "gut feeling" made me perfectly sure that "chiáh" was 吃! Sim, I used to think that way...
by niuc
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Childhood games
Replies: 43
Views: 43130

Re: Childhood games

Superscript n? Easy. Install and use a Hoklo Latin input. I can find the links if anyone is interested. Amhoanna, yes, please. One time on Orchard Rd in Singapore I went up to this guy to ask directions and he answered in Penang/Medan Hokkien. 若佫再來這兜, 呣通無會記个佮阮見一下啊面, 參佮食一下啊laksa! :mrgreen: Niûlé / n...

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