Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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SimL
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Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Hi,

It's a pity that the various political rallies and speeches in Hokkien are scattered all through this Forum. I found another one on YouTube, and it would have been lovely to be able to add it to the single topic devoted to this.

So, I'll just start a new topic here.

It's in the "Southern Malayan" variety of Hokkien.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBYc0gOQxkE

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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I'm going to misuse this topic, because there hasn't been much response here anyway, and I don't want to start a new topic for this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kL0MXOla_0

Do the two guys have a "Hokkien accent" when they are speaking Mandarin? It seems to me that the one in the middle has a particularly distinctive Hokkien way of speaking Mandarin (but my Mandarin sucks, so I'm only very tentatively asking this...)

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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"Tapo͘ chē bô kang, cabó͘ chē bô ang." Cán. 囧

Pier
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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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GE2011 - WP - Chen Show Mao - Political Rally in Full Hokkien Speech

Singapore General Election 2011
Workers Party Rally 05.05.2011
Aljunied GRC - Serangoon Stadium

Mr Chen is not very fluent in Hokkien but he tried hard to speak the full speech in Singapore-accented Hokkien. Look like either he is reading from his script or check the points to talk.
In Taiwan and Malaysia, political rally in full Hokkien speech are very common;
but in Singapore is becoming a bit rare.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub0NYAacQ7o

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Workers Party's Hougang by-election rally 19-5-2012: Png Eng Huat's Hokkien Speech

--- excellent speech to raise the passions of the supporters.
I don’t know if I m right, but I always found the political speech in dialects such as Hokkien or Cantonese in Malaysia and Singapore seems more fervent/passionate than using standard Mandarin. Dialects seems to be able to rouse the minds of the listeners to greater heights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZbatk620a0

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgWlToM2pKA



Workers Party supporters singing Hokkien song 爱拼才会赢

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4TEYg8A-5s

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Hokkien Political Rally at Selangor State, Malaysia: (Hulu Selangor By-Election) Ng Swee Lim

This is the Klang (Pa-sang) Hokkien speech, interspersed with some Mandarin, Malay, English and Teochew.
Very interesting speech, Hard hitting speech with lots of innuendos, proverbs, crude words and criticism.
Hokkien language is still very much alive in Klang Valley, Selangor State.
Mr Ng Swee Lim is from the opposition alliance’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAHN9MNvTFw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwjSrvE4G1Y

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Very interesting Political speech in Penang Hokkien dialect by a veteran Indian Politician in Penang.
As usual in Malaysian speech, there are smattering of other languages such as Malay and English words interspersed with main Hokkien speech here.

Ceramah Pakatan Taman Free School - Dato Gary Nair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnPLwJk7DXQ

:lol: 8)

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng @ Penang-Pakatan Rakyat 5 Year Celebration

- speech in Hokkien and Malay

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BuZ65ZECyc

8) :lol:

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Get a mac surgery - Hokkien Language (Comical Sketch)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QesHKMEB3C8

You may have a good laugh listening to the funny and cute Hokkien conversations (dubbed).

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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Hokkien Medicine Seller at night market - Lost In Translation

Very funny if you can understand the jokes....
:lol: :lol:
Really funny.
Only in spoken Cantonese and Hokkien will the jokes sound very funny. ...esp bad and dirty jokes, life jokes and personality and lifestyles jokes. If the same jokes were to use Mandarin language, the main part of the jokes will not be so evident. No wonder no matter how the government try to suppress dialects, Hokkien and Cantonese is still popular language in entertainment industry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JZwjnjK74Q

8) :P

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Re: Political Rallies/Speeches in Hokkien

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hi,

Interesting political speech in Hokkien. (interspersed with some Malay, ENglish and Mandarin words)

Lim Guan Eng: Mega Political Rally in Penang Island in Hokkien Language

Guan Eng is from Malacca and speak the Southern Variety of the Hokkien (similar to Pasang or Klang speech) but is fully understood by the Penang Hokkien and Teochew audiences in Penang. This shows the close similarity of the Minnan/ Ban Lam-ua of the various variety. Even though it was drizzling, the crowd kept growing, not deter by the rain, many listened to caretaker Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng on current issues for one hour.

Lim Guan Eng is the current Chief Minister of Penang State.

Ref: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXSjdwUy ... ZPUGuztUFo

:lol: :P

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