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by ransek
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: An Interesting interview in Hokkien
Replies: 36
Views: 74116

Re: An Interesting interview in Hokkien

Thanks for the clarification. I didn't know there were so many variations within Coanciu Hokkien. I heard from some Taiwanese that 海口腔 equals 泉州口音 and I thought Coanciu Hokkien in general would be hard to understand. Are you Taiwanese? I guess Coanciu immigrants in Taiwan mainly came from the coasta...
by ransek
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:40 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: An Interesting interview in Hokkien
Replies: 36
Views: 74116

Re: An Interesting interview in Hokkien

Hi Ransek, Thanks for posting this. A very interesting interview. At least here, I can catch some fragments of sentences. But even then, my comprehension is far from "understanding" the whole interview. Thanks for your reply SimL. Are you Taiwanese? I'm guessing you have problem understanding Choan...
by ransek
Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: An Interesting interview in Hokkien
Replies: 36
Views: 74116

Re: An Interesting interview in Hokkien

"Coastal" refers to Coan-ciu and "inland" is Ciang-ciu, right? The Coanciu "City dialect" is tough for me too. Sometimes it doesn't even sound like Hokkien to me. The "Coastal" dialect is easier. My short answer to your question would be: no. The problem is mostly psychological, though -- inc. lack ...
by ransek
Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: An Interesting interview in Hokkien
Replies: 36
Views: 74116

An Interesting interview in Hokkien

Host spoke in Choan-chiu Hokkien and the interviewee 卓依婷 spoke Taiwan Hokkien
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HBFWHJ0Cb8

I'm still learning Hokkien so Choan-chiu dialect is a little hard for me to understand.

Can Taiwanese generally understand Choan-chiu Hokkien like 卓依婷 did?
by ransek
Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:16 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese in Singapore
Replies: 0
Views: 31049

Cantonese in Singapore

Just found out that HK cantopop star Eason Chan spoke almost exclusively in Cantonese in his Singapore concerts. While Singapore does have a sizable Canto speaking population, Eason's fans should be mostly younger generations who in general lost fluency in any Chinese "dialects". So is there a chanc...
by ransek
Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Wu language forum
Topic: Pronounciation of 德
Replies: 5
Views: 42923

It's pronounced almost the same as "de" in Mandarin, just shorter and more "explosive". Thanks Tom, So, it doesn't have a final consonant like Cantonese, Min or Hakka? It has a glottal stop [-ʔ]. In Wu the Middle Chinese 入聲 with final consonant [-p/-k/-t] have merged into the glottal stop. In many ...