li or lai

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li or lai

Post by hokkien_learner »

Recently, I listen to this taiwanese song with a link below ... re=related.

in the song, the singer pronunciate 心裡 as sim lai but I think sim lai should be for 心內. I wonder if I am wrong.

Please feel free to correct me as I am not a Hokkien speaker. Thank you in advance :?:

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Re: li or lai

Post by Ah-bin »

I think you are right about this. Quite often people will just write something that approximates written Mandarin and hope that people will read it out as Taiwanese.