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by Abun
Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:08 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: How -NOT- write in Hokkien
Replies: 19
Views: 45547

Re: How -NOT- write in Hokkien

FutureSpy wrote:日頭一出來猶原敢是好天氣
Are you sure it's kám? To me it sound's like koh (the one the MoE writes 閣)

And btw, I do hear a tsi̍t there, albeit somewhat indistinct.
by Abun
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:59 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 萌典
Replies: 4
Views: 13928

Re: 萌典

sry, mispost because I clicked on quote instead of edit :oops: ignore please (or tell me how I can delete it if it happens again xD)
by Abun
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:19 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 萌典
Replies: 4
Views: 13928

Re: 萌典

May i know the Apps name for iOS smartphone version. I would like to buy the apps and use it. Kam-sia :) :P I don't have an iPhone so I can't check right now but a friend of mine found it using the appstore a few days ago. The app's name is 盟典 as well. And at least on Android, it's free. Do you kno...
by Abun
Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Beautiful Hokkien Songs
Replies: 18
Views: 55291

Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Hello Pier
Pier wrote:Note: I think the second song had the wrong link.
Of course it had :oops: , I have corrected it now.
by Abun
Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Beautiful Hokkien Songs
Replies: 18
Views: 55291

Re: Beautiful Hokkien Songs

Hey folks, thanks for sharing so much stuff! I was a bit busy the last days so I haven't yet been able to hear much of it but I'll catch up on that starting from now :mrgreen: For everybody who likes rock, I also have something to recommend. I usually tend to listen to the songs I stumble upon and g...
by Abun
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 萌典
Replies: 4
Views: 13928

Re: 萌典

Hey amhoanna, thanks for sharing, you beat me there :lol: I found that one a short while ago, too, and I think I mentioned it to Ah-bin, but due to my thesis I didn't find the time to write a post. Anyways, although this dictionary is not a new compilation but rather a combination of existing dictio...
by Abun
Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 140409

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

Plus, words such as 之 would have been familiar to Hokkiens from generations past, so there is historical continuity in usage. Sure, but I wouldn't want to suggest valuing familiarity with a certain character too high since the character set that at least PR and TW Hokkiens will be most familiar wit...
by Abun
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 140409

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

I like to believe that literary Chinese used to be a living language maybe around Confucius' time It lives on yet. What language is used for contracts and legal code in Taiwan? But it has changed beyond any semblance of natural mutual intelligibility, compared to the writings of 2000+ yrs ago. That...
by Abun
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 140409

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

harbouring the ideal that people can read and write Hokkien without any more difficulty than mandarin Reading and writing shouldn't be too hard, but why use Mandarin as the benchmark? Why not Japanese? Why not harbor an ideal that people should be able to read and write Hokkien w/o any more difficu...
by Abun
Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:54 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 140409

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

And other assorted Mandarisms. Ho̍hló ōe bô ánne kóng--ê. Koaⁿōe ê ZHŌNGYÚ, Ho̍hló ōe bô ci̍t ê tùitâng ê sû'á. To-siā lí hōo guá tsí-tshut! Guá tsit-ê bô sian-senn, kan-tann ē-tàng tshâ sû-tián lâi tshuē sin sû, sóo-í guá tsiânn gâu huān kíng khah tshin-tshiūnn Kuann-uē--ê sû tsit-ê tshò-ngōo... Á...
by Abun
Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 29
Views: 118862

Re: Comparisons

Hello amhoanna, thanks for the information, very detailed, very useful! I believe phẽng is the relatively "native" usage. "Pí" is most likely a Mandarism. People who use phẽng tend to be older, less educated, or both. People who've "enjoyed" 15 or more years of ROC education are overwhelmingly more ...
by Abun
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 140409

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

(He tē it imcat sĩ tē la̍k tiāu ‧ê, tē la̍k tiāu tĩ‧ Tâi'oân kah tē chit tiāu kap còhóe; bãng >> bāng.) Ooh, guá it-ti̍t kiò-sī Tâi-gí--ê tē la̍k tiāu sī kah tē jī tiāu kap tsò-hué (guá kám-kak bat khuànn-tio̍h lâng kóng "bé-á"--ê "bé" (kah i-ê bûn-tho̍k "má") pún-té sī tē la̍k tiāu, tān-sī guá m̄-...
by Abun
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶來啦
Replies: 4
Views: 12002

Re: 新用戶來啦

哈哈 傷呵咾啦,你聽我講話絕對袂按呢想矣 xDDD

歹勢,我看著你佇別的thread內寫的回答,毋過這馬咧趕時間,有閒就答你喔^^

著矣,tsán敢是國語(抑是官話文)「讚」的音譯?
by Abun
Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 29
Views: 118862

Re: Comparisons

Thanks FutureSpy and Ah-bin for your quick answers (and FutureSpy, I feel the same way as you about my own level. Apart from very simple sentences like Guá-ê miâ kiò... I don't feel like I can actually say something... but I hope that would come with a little practice (as soon as I get that)). I'm s...
by Abun
Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Comparisons
Replies: 29
Views: 118862

Comparisons

Hey everybody, I remember having read something on this topic hidden somewhere deep within threads about other stuff, but apart from being unable to find it again, I also vaguely remember the answers were mostly on Penang Hokkien (and possibly other variants from Malaysia or Indonesia), so I'm openi...