Help needed: Hokkien/Minnan Name

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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ksg
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Help needed: Hokkien/Minnan Name

Post by ksg » Sun Mar 13, 2011 2:17 am

Hi,

I need help to form an english dialect version for the name : 冠峄(冠嶧in traditional chinese); hanyu pinyin (guan1 yi4).

(And if needed, my ancestors are from 福建安溪, in case there are local variants of the Hokkien/Minnan language)

Thanks for the help in advance.
Mark Yong
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Re: Help needed: Hokkien/Minnan Name

Post by Mark Yong » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:01 pm

Hi, ksg,

That would be Kuan Aik. There are more accurate ways to spell it, but I am guessing that you are either from Malaysia or Singapore, in which case this would be the most common spelling convention.
ksg
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Re: Help needed: Hokkien/Minnan Name

Post by ksg » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks!
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