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by jilang
Sun Oct 28, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Verb followed by adverb
Replies: 1
Views: 4682

Verb followed by adverb

Hi How can I get a structure of a verb and an adverb as something like: Verb+Adverb where the adverb is placed after the verb? For example, to say "walk slowly" I could say "ban7 ban7 kiann5" but how can I get something like this structure in Mandarin "zou de man"? Than...
by jilang
Wed Oct 03, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Dictionary of Taiwanese Southern Min (2000), Online Edition
Replies: 6
Views: 9945

Is it possible to use this for Mandarin - Taiwanese?
by jilang
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien reading of this poem
Replies: 3
Views: 8695

Thank you very very much duaaagiii! Looking at the pronounciations of some of the words I'm assuming it's in literary Hokkien so I'd like to ask whether thau5 is a literary pronounciation for 頭 and whether it can be used in the poem or not. Is this poem often read in Hokkien or the Hokkien pronounci...
by jilang
Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

Thanks for your help ong.

Is 永春方言志a dictionary or an article?

Is the article you mentioned on 惠安 on the internet? If so, could you please give me the link.

Also, if possible, I still would like to know the answer to the questions.
by jilang
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:55 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien reading of this poem
Replies: 3
Views: 8695

Hokkien reading of this poem

Hi

Some of you might know the poem "静夜思". Does anyone know the Hokkien pronounciation of it?

Thanks
~Jilang
by jilang
Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

Thank you duaaagiii for help with those words. In general, can Hokkien verbs also be used as nouns such as with 'suggest'? I have a few questions about Hokkien dictionary. 1) What is the most comprehensive dictionary available? 2) Does it include Hokkien-English and English Hokkien? 3) Is it in POJ ...
by jilang
Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

Thanks duaaagiii!

On a slightly different topic, how do you say these terms in Hokkien?

"suggest" & "suggestion"
"farm"
"farmer"
by jilang
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

jiliang,both huian and some yongchun 8th tone is a rising type,so there are no way you can get confused .
Thanks. That should help me identify tones. By rising, do you mean a 5th tone sound except with a glottal stop?
by jilang
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

They say that -ian used to be pronounced as /ian/ a long time ago, but due to phonological assimilation, /ian/ became /ien/. I believe this is also the case for Mandarin and Hakka. That's interesting. Do you have any idea as to how long ago the original 'ian' might have been heard? Many Taiwanese s...
by jilang
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Quick POJ question
Replies: 19
Views: 24377

Quick POJ question

Hi This is just something that only just occured to me. For words like "pian3 - change" or "hian1 - open" or "lian2 - wheel" we use "ia" in romanizing them. Why is it romanized like that when "ia" is a different sound in other uses such as "ia7 ...
by jilang
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: How do I say these terms in Hokkien...
Replies: 8
Views: 12220

Thank you very much again, duaaagiii! that a phrase is very peh8-ue7 ("in layman's terms") or more peh8-ue7 than another phrase. Can this also apply to bun5 gian5? Also, 白話文 peh8-ue7-bun5 and 文言文 bun5-gian5-bun5 refer to the vernacular written language and Classical Chinese, respectively. ...
by jilang
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: How do I say these terms in Hokkien...
Replies: 8
Views: 12220

Would this sentence make sense: "Che1 si7 chit4 e5 ji7 e5 peh8 ue7 im1."?

How would I use each of those words in a sentance and are there more than one use of each word?

Thanks
by jilang
Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: How do I say these terms in Hokkien...
Replies: 8
Views: 12220

Thanks very much duaaagiii!
Could I ask, how do I say colloqial/vernacular and literary?
by jilang
Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: How do I say these terms in Hokkien...
Replies: 8
Views: 12220

How do I say these terms in Hokkien...

Hi

I was wondering, how can I, while speaking in Hokkien, describe it?
To be specific, what is the Hokkien word/phrase for terms such as:

1. Tone - In a sentence how would I say, "This word is the 3rd tone."
2. Glottal stop
3. fluent
4. vocabulary

Thanks
~Jilang
by jilang
Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Movies (and some other questions)
Replies: 11
Views: 14714

So do Huian and Yongchun have 8 tones as well?
If so, how are they pronounced?

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