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by aokh1979
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some more Hokkien words
Replies: 57
Views: 75943

Re: Some more Hokkien words

搶貹理~ 搶 should be chhioN but we in Penang often read as chhiauN . In fact, I have seen many people around Fujian Province and so far I have not come across anyone reading it the same way we do in Penang. Weird, eh ? 我儂較猛去來拜年~ 較, kha = more 猛, meh = quick (should be a Teochew adjective, not very sure)...
by aokh1979
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: My Baby Hokkien name?
Replies: 18
Views: 46212

Re: My Baby Hokkien name?

Hi osxunix: Congratulations ! It's a wonderful name, it will be Tan Lock Hong or Tan Lok Hong . Confucius said: 智者樂水,仁者樂山;智者動,仁者靜;智者樂,仁者壽。 A witty person loves water, a kind person loves mountains; A witty person's active, a kind person's calm; A witty person's happy, a kind person's healthy. Does y...
by aokh1979
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: liáu 了
Replies: 18
Views: 27963

Re: liáu 了

Just my 2 cents.

Ka-liau should be 徦了 if my research is right. Any opinion ?

徦: ka3 and it means "until"
了: liao2 and it means "end"
by aokh1979
Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien names in Dutch Indies
Replies: 1
Views: 6761

Re: Hokkien names in Dutch Indies

Lie Tiam Nio = 李甜娘 (Sweet lady)
Lie Giok Tjiam = 李玉簪
Lie Giok Hwan = 李玉環

This is what I think. 簪 should be correspond to 環 if they're sisters. Both are accessories of ladies.
by aokh1979
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 98367

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

Hi Ah-bin: Not only Northern Region, if you go to Medan, Indonesia - you will be surprised. Of course, like kkslok said, 99%. In Medan, they pronounce Penang as Pin-neng, with pressure on "n" in between. they dun say chit-le as in "one" instead they say chit-ge . they use loan words from Bahasa Indo...
by aokh1979
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 98367

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

You're right, the older a language is, the more monosyllabic words. Hokkien and Cantonese indeed have way more than Mandarin. Mandarin is too young. And true, Hokkien and Cantonese have the richest p / t / k / h finals in Chinese dialects - in fact I dun like to call both Hokkien and Cantonese diale...
by aokh1979
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 98367

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

Hi SimL: I would say, the "ambiguity" occurs not to Chinese, but mainly Mandarin because it only has 4 tones and only 1 type of tone sandhi. But frankly, that example seems a little unrealistic to me. Ha. Ha. I will never say such a thing. Let me think, no, not even my friends because a louse can ha...
by aokh1979
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 98367

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

SimL: 句 to me is definitely a sentence. It has never occurred to me as a "word". You can give me a few phrases in Hokkien and see if your 句 is something else ? But at one glance, I cannot recall anything with similar pronunciation that might mean "word"...... Also in response to the "angry". I found...
by aokh1979
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Common Mistakes ?
Replies: 8
Views: 12727

Re: Common Mistakes ?

Besides, I find many Penangites say: 緊張 (nervous )= kin ciong instead of kin tnior (have not tried to understand the reason) Some even say kan ciong as in Cantonese but this is interesting, as far as I know, we borrow words from Cantonese and we usually pronounce it the same way we do in Cantonese, ...
by aokh1979
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Old picture, Semarang 1928
Replies: 7
Views: 23484

Re: Old picture, Semarang 1928

The picture's blur. From 1 glance, I am not sure if 曾 is a surname in this case because the first 曾 seems like "ever" if you read the sentence carefully. I am thinking, the missing 2 characters might be 溪 and 頌. I will let you know if I can think of anything else. By the way, what makes you believe ...
by aokh1979
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Common Mistakes ?
Replies: 8
Views: 12727

Re: Common Mistakes ?

I say ka-ciah. I never used or heard pa-ciah in Penang.

And I say kha-khiah 骹屐 my whole life, I never say cha-khiah 柴屐 but it makes sense if I hear it.

And I know both 撽 kha and 拍 phah work for 電話。
by aokh1979
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some Rhymes in POJ and Characters
Replies: 41
Views: 63188

Re: Some Rhymes in POJ and Characters

目珠 is an interesting word. I grew up thinking it was 目睭 because that was what I saw from TV and Hokkien lyrics, too. 睭 means "deep", it's a rare character. If you study the history of Manchuria, you will realise that 滿洲 was called 滿珠 long time ago. According to what I understand, 洲 and 珠 pronounced ...
by aokh1979
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Standard hokkien
Replies: 29
Views: 37504

Re: Standard hokkien

Oh. She's not Xiamenese. They hired her from Taiwan but frankly, she uses more Mandarin words than myself ! She spoke in a Taiwan accent and I basically understood everything she said. Including the interview, which was easier. Raymond speaks flawless Cantonese, too. He's very famous now ~
:lol:
by aokh1979
Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Common Mistakes ?
Replies: 8
Views: 12727

Common Mistakes ?

I am trying to put together a list of Hokkien words incorrectly used or pronounced by Penangites (or others – I ponder in Penang Hokkien myself though). I was born in 1979, I realised nearly 90% of my friends would say below – though some of them might be grammatically or phonetically wrong. Have yo...
by aokh1979
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Standard hokkien
Replies: 29
Views: 37504

Re: Standard hokkien

Hi SimL:

Besides, if you want to hear some Xiamen Hokkien, you can take a look at this. Raymond Lam is a very famous TV artist in Hong Kong. He was born and raised in Xiamen though. This is the only clip I have about him speaking Xiamen Hokkien.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVw7Li5FrLk

:lol: