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by Ah-bin
Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:49 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Malaysian/Singaporen Hokkien foreign malay words
Replies: 80
Views: 122892

Re: Malaysian/Singaporen Hokkien foreign malay words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df4ycZo81ek&list=PLmm4BcCm313qGOqcc_56CjyUMAYJ47xoN&index=12

"Lui" used in China at 1:53!
by Ah-bin
Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 46
Views: 103069

Re: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien

Some biographic material on Bhante Suvanno: Bhante Suvanno (1920-2007) was from near to Nibong Tebal. According to his biography his grandfather came from Fujian in the early 1900's, and he studied at the Anglo-Chinese school at Nibong Tebal, then at age 12 in the school at Bukit Mertajam, and then ...
by Ah-bin
Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Discussion: Taiwanese Grammar by Philip T. Lin
Replies: 3
Views: 14939

Re: Discussion: Taiwanese Grammar by Philip T. Lin

Many thanks Abun for the long and detailed review! I am very interested to hear about this book, I do not however, own an e-book reader. Andrew, I'd be very interested to hear about the author's observations on Malaysian Hokkien. I really try to avoid reading, hearing or speaking too much Taiwanese ...
by Ah-bin
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hainanese!
Replies: 5
Views: 28500

Re: Hainanese!

In Malaysia and Vietnam you can meet people who still speak this. I have found a fairly proficient speaker whose tones seem to be quite close to what de Souza describes, and I'm going to do some recordings next week.
by Ah-bin
Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:39 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21201

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

Okay... now back to the subject at hand, after being interrupted by Eliza Doolittle I found out the reference for Kelantan Peranakan Hokkien. It's by Teo Kok Seong, called. Peranakan Chinese of Kelantan: A Study of the Culture, Language & Communication of an Assimilated Group in Malaysia . He al...
by Ah-bin
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 98708

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Okay... point taken on the sound files, but I am going to keep going on to expose Timothy Tye because I think it's important for people to know shoddy teaching materials and steer clear from them. First. the fact is that Timothy Tye (or is his name Eliza Doolittle now? Seems to suit) cannot speak Ho...
by Ah-bin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21201

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

Not particularly logical. Isn't it impossible for you to make mistakes if you are the ultimate authority in what it right and wrong? I mean, you can break your own rules and then just call it an exception. What are the rules for spelling a certain sound a certain way? The reason why I ask this is be...
by Ah-bin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:35 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21201

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

That is called "typo"… not a spelling mistake. (just made another one and had to edit :lol:

Also "sí-lâng ê" means "damned" in this case, nothing to do with dead person or calling names lah.
by Ah-bin
Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 98708

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Chûi-chûi kóng ài lú sí? Che sī lú ka-kī sio·ⁿ chhut niā.

Lâng m̄-sī hiâm lú ài kiù Hok-kiàn, lâng sī bô suka lú tāi-iát niā.
by Ah-bin
Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:16 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 46
Views: 103069

Re: Buddhist sermons in Penang Hokkien

Here is another huge selection of dharma talks in Penang Hokkien, this time by the late Bhante Suvanno. http://myhappymall.com/5th_Floor/Shop_5-001/Shop_5-001.htm The recordings are not quite as clear as those of Bhante Dhammavudho Thero, but my first impression is that Bhante Suvanno speaks in more...
by Ah-bin
Tue Sep 09, 2014 3:27 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Literary vs. Colloquial pronunciation of numbers
Replies: 21
Views: 48833

Re: Literary vs. Colloquial pronunciation of numbers

I'll add this one that I learnt today:

五仁 Ngó·-jîn - a kind of filling for a mooncake made from various mixed nuts and seeds
by Ah-bin
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21201

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

Kám-siā Amhoanna. Nō·lê link chin-chiàⁿ ū hèng-chhù, khi-sian ê sī i kóng--tióh há-lê sī-lâng ê "Learn Penang Hokkien" ê míh-kiàⁿ. Kóng tó-túiⁿ ōa-tê... Wá bat khòaⁿ--kòe chít-pún chhe·h ū siá (tó-lo̍h chi̍t-pún chhe·h wá bē-kì iáu) kóng Kelantan ê Hok-kiàn-ōa siu--tióh Hoan-á-ōa ê éng-hió...
by Ah-bin
Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: "Malay Lexicalized Items in Penang Peranakan Hokkien"
Replies: 2
Views: 11931

Re: "Malay Lexicalized Items in Penang Peranakan Hokkien"

Thanks for raising awareness of this article Amhoanna. I have found it very useful for many indications of words that people use and know, although I find it a pity that the phonetic realisations of the Malay loans are not noted, as there seems to be no rule on what tones a Malay word will take on w...
by Ah-bin
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話
Replies: 4
Views: 16329

Re: Bagan Hokkien 峇眼亞比个福建(同安)話

Yes, I've seen it, and it's very cool. I particularly like the nice script you developed for it. I hope some time you could start to write a dictionary of Bagan Hokkien with example sentences (although perhaps in POJ rather than the script you invented, unless you can make a font for it and I can le...
by Ah-bin
Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:49 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 98708

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

This time I let him speak for himself. I hope no-one dies in the stampede to learn free TJ. LIMITED TIME OFFER TO PENANG HOKKIEN TEACHERS For a limited time only, I will teach my system for writing Penang Hokkien to teachers of Penang Hokkien in Penang for free. People who are teaching Penang Hokkie...

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