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by timothytye
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:54 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 98876

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Mm33si33 wah4 cit3 lang2 tai33et1-eh2 nia33. If you want to talk about being "tāi-iát", you should go look in the mirror before applying it on others. The problem is there's now an Eliza Doolittle who insists on saying lovely as loVERly, and is telling the stuck-up Professor Higgins to tak...
by timothytye
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:36 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21239

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

Of course it's a typo. It's called being human. And I'm one too.
by timothytye
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)
Replies: 9
Views: 21239

Re: Hokkien Kelate (Kelantan Hokkien)

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Before you call people names and pass judgement on their writing system, make sure you can spell properly in your own.
by timothytye
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:48 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 98876

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Wah, Pope of Penang Hokkien! Thank you, thank you for the undeserving honor, but I won't reciprocate. I am not in the habit of calling people names, even if they call me plenty. I do acknowledge that there were (and still are) typos in some of the spellings and I am working to fix them, refine them,...
by timothytye
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Going App with Penang Hokkien!
Replies: 0
Views: 12204

Going App with Penang Hokkien!

My TJ System of Penang Hokkien romanisation has attracted the attention of a Dutch programmer, who wrote to me, asking if he could use it to develop an app for mobile devices. This is still very much in the preliminary stage, but it things go well, I hope to be able to see the app capable of transla...
by timothytye
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Idioms in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 1
Views: 9606

Re: Idioms in Penang Hokkien

Idioms newly added Bart3ciu1 tak1 stamp4. Literally: Eyes pasted with stamps. Meaning: Oblivious to something totally obvious. Boh3 tua3 boh3 seh3 Literally: not big, not small Meaning: disrespectful Example: Kong1 wa3 ka1 paeh3bo3 be3sai1 boh3 tua3 boh3 seh3. (Talking to parents one must not be di...
by timothytye
Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien
Replies: 8
Views: 19362

Re: Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien

Thank you AndrewAndrew for your point of view. I fully understand and appreciate your effort in explaining to me. Will the system of romanisation that I created stand the test of time. I suppose only time will tell. But in the meantime, do give it a chance to survive. How should we pronounce Law Cho...
by timothytye
Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien
Replies: 8
Views: 19362

Re: Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien

Any romanization worth its salt should be able to handle the Ciangciu / Penang /ɛ/. As Andrew's shown, Douglas used "ɛ" Yes. I saw that. So what? You expect learners to cart around the Douglas dictionary. Whenever they meet a Penang Hokkien person, they have to flip open the dictionary, c...
by timothytye
Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tan Choon Hoe and I
Replies: 10
Views: 22373

Re: Tan Choon Hoe and I

When I was council member of the Penang Heritage Trust, I lamented to my fellow council members that we spent a lot of time trying to save our tangible heritage, but not enough to save our intangible heritage. And an intangible heritage that was dying before our eyes is our own language, Penang Hokk...
by timothytye
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:29 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Guide to writing Penang Hokkien in the TJ System
Replies: 0
Views: 10134

Guide to writing Penang Hokkien in the TJ System

http://www.penang-traveltips.com/pics/guide-to-writing-penang-hokkien-2.jpg I realise that in the past, I have created lessons for beginners, for visitors to Penang, for expatriates, for EVERYBODY except for the people who already speak Penang Hokkien. So, finally, a lesson specially for people who...
by timothytye
Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Malaysian dialect map
Replies: 2
Views: 13619

Re: Malaysian dialect map

http://www.penang-traveltips.com/pics/sun-qiang-temple-chinese-junk-replica.jpg Thanks for sharing this information. I did a research on the subject of why people in different parts of the Malay peninsula speak different Chinese dialect, i.e. Penang Hokkien, southern Hokkien, Cantonese, Baba Malay,...
by timothytye
Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:13 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Rhymes in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 0
Views: 8855

Rhymes in Penang Hokkien

TUA3 PHAU3 (BIG FIRE-CRACKER) Penang Hokkien Rhyme Tua3 Phau3 is a Penang Hokkien rhyme often recited by scouts in Penang. It literally means big fire cracker, but is also slang to mean a person who talks big or boasts. The rhyme below can be taken at face value, to mean that various fire crackers ...
by timothytye
Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Idioms in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 1
Views: 9606

Idioms in Penang Hokkien

I have started a page to compile the various idioms I have known or come across in Penang Hokkien: http://www.penang-traveltips.com/hokkien/idioms.htm To these I have just added two more: Bong3 thni1 leng1-leng4 Literally: Touch the sky and feel that it is cool Meaning: Having an unrealistic expecta...
by timothytye
Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tan Choon Hoe and I
Replies: 10
Views: 22373

Re: Tan Choon Hoe and I

There is nothing "suka-suka" about the system, even if there are those who cannot understand it. Unfortunately it is difficult to explain on the linear plane of a forum, so I will leave things as they are. I know my priorities when creating the system. If I want to, I could have written Pe...
by timothytye
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien lang
Replies: 3
Views: 8899

Re: Hokkien lang

Hi there,

I am a Hokkien-speaking Penang lang. Happy to get to know you. I am doing my part to keep the language alive with my own free online Hokkien lessons.

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