Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
Niuc

Re: Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Post by Niuc » Mon Jun 07, 2004 6:53 am

Hi Yisheng :)

In my dialect (同安 tang5 ua*1) and also Cuanciu group dialects, what I write as 'er' is the schwa. It sounds like '-er' in English "her" or '-e' in Mandarin Pinyin "ge". The sound of what I write as 'y' is like '-i' in Mandarin Pinyin "si". The latter also exists in Teochew but not the former.


Hi Casey :)

Thanks a lot. I learned and recalled many terms from your postings.

I hardly heard people in my hometown said 肋骨 'lik4 kut4' and am not sure of how they say it. The Amoy Vernacular Bible use 脇骨 'hiap8 kut4' for rib (Genesis 2:21).

For dimple I heard of both 酒窟 ciu2 khut4 (wine hole) and 水窟 cui2 khut4 (water hole -> we usually say it this way).

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hong

Re: Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Post by hong » Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:41 pm

I think one important thing missing-前列腺 prostate.
Niuc

Re: Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Post by Niuc » Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:01 pm

Taiwanese Bible writes na5 au5 (throat) as 嚨喉. It really makes sense as 嚨 also means throat / larynx in Mandarin (in reverse order 喉嚨 hou2long2). 嚨 long2 in Mandarin can be liong5 or ling5 in Hokkien, then try to relate it with 林 lim5 that also can be read as na5: ling5 -> (lin5/lim5) -> na5.

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hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:08 am

乳晕areola of nipple=leng/ni po
nipple is called linchu 奶珠 too
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:11 am

2 other words for breast ---leng-chhang and lin-bo
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:23 am

I think I can add something about disease in here
gam5 is for cancer .Just add the word in front of ir like breast cancer leng-gam, ui gam,huih-gam.The online dict give strange words for tongue cancer..Anyway,gam-cheng is good enough for all.
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:31 am

梅毒 syphilis has a lot of minnan words for it Mui-tok is like mandarin but ohers like iunn-bue-cheng,chhng-tok,kam-chhng.The strangest is suai-a-hong like mango?
Anyway phai-kiann(kann)pinn,lap-sap-pinn,am-sam-pinn and thai-ko-pinn are general terms for sex disease
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 2:57 am

diabetes siau-khat-cheng,
smallpox tau-jiat-cheng
cholera lau-sai-cheng
megrims,melancholia ut-cheng,lai-cheng
malaria phi-han-cheng,kua-jiat-cheng
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 3:06 am

parkinson's disease chun-hong
dysplasia ban-pi-hong
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 5:50 am

uterus huih-bu,si-kian-te
vaginal orifice /vulva 阴户uai-bue-tho,pin-lang,san-mng,khau-so,im-mng,im-ho,kiam-gio-a
clitoris 阴蒂 chi-bai-inn,chi-bai-ti,o-ti-a
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 6:08 am

pubic hair lan mng,lan mua
penis kho-thenn,khiam-im,jio-chhui,im-keng,
kak-chhia --- fake penis for a woman who has undergone sex change?人造阴茎
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:40 am

scrotum = kiann-sun-te,lan-pha,lan-pha-te,sin-long,kian,pha-long
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:48 am

lymphadenitis has so many minnan words=am-lat,be-to-chhng,chhi-lau-chhng,li-lat
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:55 am

Tuberculosis hi-lo,hi-kiat-hut,tham-lo,lo-pinn,lo-sau
hong

Post by hong » Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:01 am

tumorous,bubo=khan-hat
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