Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.

Post by hong » Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:01 am

backbone chek-chui
vertebra liong-kut,io-kut,io-chiah-kut
spinal cord liong-kut-chhe,leng-kut-chhe
脊 bai is chiah and chit ,wen is chik

Post by hong » Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:18 am

knuckle kat-thau,khat-chat,kuan-chiat,kut-bak,kut-lun,
for leg is thui-lun and hand is chhiu-bak as given by Casey

Post by hong » Sat Feb 12, 2005 6:38 am

I am not sure about the actual meaning of lan1 given by casey.dict give si-bah for anoher word for it
callus 骨痂 bony matter which unites the ends of fractured bones
胼胝 tylosis a thick,hard place on the skin.

Post by hong » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:26 am

huih-iu ,tam-ko-sun==cholesterin

Post by Casey » Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:50 am


About "corn".
"lan1" is written as "令(足旁)".

Post by hong » Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:56 am

I think I was wrong about callus as bony matter .It is callus for hard-thickening of skin in hand.corn is for those appear in leg/toe due to pressure of shoes.
In mandarin it is 茧,老茧 ,趼子,老趼,膙子,胼胝,鸡眼.all are lan in minnan.

Post by hong » Sun Feb 20, 2005 5:10 am

ligament kin(kun)-le,kin-te,kin-tua.
glans lan-chiau-thau,lan-sui.
I can't find english word this gan-kak-moh 眼角膜.maybe it is canthus?

Post by hong » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:50 am

above should say 结kiat4-lan1 for callus,corn,tylosis .
tartar chhui-khi-siunn5/siong5

Post by Casey » Mon Feb 21, 2005 3:36 am


I think 眼角膜 = cataract

Post by hong » Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:04 pm

dirt on skin kau2-kue3-san1 垢介鉎 .I am not so sure the hanzi is right.

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:31 am

Dirt stuck on the skin:
kau2 gueh8 垢介-土旁
sian1 (Ciangciu & Emng) or san1 (Cuanciu) 生-金旁 which also means rust on metals

Post by Casey » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:40 am

I have tried to post the above for many times until nearly giving up because each time I used brackets for the Chinese words, the posting was rejected and erased by the system. Did anyone encounter the same problem? (The software I am using is Chinese Star 2004 which gives only simplified characters.)

Post by hong » Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:57 am

casey,just change to window XP pro with the input from the CDROM.It is fast each time we want to use it and the pc won't hang like we use other input software.Sadly no pinyin input for big 5,we must use other method.
I find one dict add a word in front of phi2 wrote by you.
kian1 phi2 坚庀 ==mandarin 结痂 -The wounds will eventually scab.

Post by hong » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:05 am

incisor 门牙 in minnan jin5-tiong1-khi2 人中齿,cheng-khi,mng-ge,thau-chan-khi,thau-cheng-khi,tiong-khi,tua-pan-khi

Post by hong » Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:11 am

cheek tooth 臼齿 khu-khi, tua-ge,tua-chan,au-chan,au-chan-khi,au-khi,