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by Waterclock
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:18 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 有人別去過汕頭無?
Replies: 15
Views: 36141

Re: 有人別去過汕頭無?

I'm really impressed by your knowledge of our people(s) (e.g. southern Chinese)! Yes, I've read elsewhere that Hokkien people are far less vocal than Teochiu people about their culture and language. Why is this? Where are you from? (Let me take a guess. You're obviously from SEA. Possibly Singapore ...
by Waterclock
Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 有人別去過汕頭無?
Replies: 15
Views: 36141

Re: 有人別去過汕頭無?

Hmm...That's interesting, because most Teochiu people I know don't listen to Hokkien songs. (I think the languages are different enough that it's hard to understand without subtitles.) But then I'm not PRC Chinese. My Teochiu circle in China is limited, and there aren't a lot of new Teochiu songs (a...
by Waterclock
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:51 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 有人別去過汕頭無?
Replies: 15
Views: 36141

Re: 有人別去過汕頭無?

The other thing to add is that Teochiu people have a reputation for being more rough and ready. This is our reputation, I gathered, throughout Guangdong. But we're totally dominating Guangzhou right now, haha.
by Waterclock
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 有人別去過汕頭無?
Replies: 15
Views: 36141

Re: 有人別去過汕頭無?

It's not as developed as one might expect it to be - e.g. being a coastal city. The Chaoshan cultural region is considered one of the most culturally conservative regions in China. As they say, "Marry a Chaoshan woman if you can, but never a Chaoshan man." This is because Chaoshan culture has a stro...
by Waterclock
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:25 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pan-Minnanism
Replies: 17
Views: 89983

Re: Pan-Minnanism

The problem, I believe, of Pan-Minnanism is that most Teochiu don't see themselves culturally as Minnan. Generally speaking, Teochiu people identify with Guangdong (e.g. the province they are situated in), even though some might be aware that their language is related to Hokkien. I'm fully behind th...