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by yuminnan
Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A place in Fujian called Ehoa and family names
Replies: 1
Views: 15887

Re: A place in Fujian called Ehoa and family names

I found one of the answers in an old document. It is from around 1865. Oe Pik Liem writes its own signature. It is:

余碧临

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by yuminnan
Fri May 30, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A place in Fujian called Ehoa and family names
Replies: 1
Views: 15887

A place in Fujian called Ehoa and family names

I’m looking for some help with a place name and family names. I had very good help of this forum before. It was essential in finding our family roots. See: http://www.chinalanguage.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=58102 and http://siyigenealogy.proboards.com/thread/1845/zeng-tjan-chang-tsang-tseng...
by yuminnan
Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A real challenge...
Replies: 3
Views: 9030

Re: A real challenge...

I repost the image. Maybe it is better shown with a direct URL?

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by yuminnan
Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: A real challenge...
Replies: 3
Views: 9030

A real challenge...

I hope someone can help me to find the right names for some Hokkian names. Their romanization is in Dutch. From some of the names I have characters, so I hope this will make it more easy to know what the characters of the others could have been: 余 family 5. Oldest generation, around 1850 Oe Tjoe Tin...
by yuminnan
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Translations
Topic: Help with names
Replies: 0
Views: 12471

Help with names

Hi, I have found a card with some text on it which is interesting for my family history. It is send to Mr. 鍾福壽先生. There is a name in the card two times. It is 郭大戇. In Mandarin the name is Guo Da Gang. Does anyone knows what the name could be in Hokkien? The family name is Kwik (郭). And... what would...
by yuminnan
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tjan Djie Siong
Replies: 3
Views: 16795

Re: Tjan Djie Siong

I mixed up the correct characters....
Tjan Djie Peek is written like this:

曾如柏
by yuminnan
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:53 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: Tjan Djie Siong
Replies: 3
Views: 16795

Tjan Djie Siong

I would like to ask if anybody could help me with the correct characters for a Chinese name from a family member called Tjan Djie Siong . The family lived in Indonesia from 1870 until aprox. 1960 I know the characters of his brother, Tjan Djie Peek. 如柏曾 I would also be nice to know the meaning of Dj...
by yuminnan
Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Old picture, Semarang 1928
Replies: 7
Views: 15717

Re: Old picture, Semarang 1928

Thanks Niuc,

This means that we know the names now on the scarf. But it is not really clear what the meaning is of the text....

It would be really great to get more visions on the text from members of this forum! Please feel free to post yours!!! It is really appreciated!!!!
by yuminnan
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Old picture, Semarang 1928
Replies: 7
Views: 15717

Re: Old picture, Semarang 1928

Hi Aokh1979,

Yes you are right...I'm not sure if it is the full text!
Could you please give me your translation of the text?
by yuminnan
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Old picture, Semarang 1928
Replies: 7
Views: 15717

Old picture, Semarang 1928

I need help with the translation of some text on an old picture made in Semarang (Indonesia) in 1928. Probably it is a memorial scarf /cloth to remember Mr Kwik Siang Kaw. With the help of some family members we could read some of the text but our knowledge is not sufficient. Maybe someone could tra...
by yuminnan
Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Po Liem
Replies: 2
Views: 5712

Re: Po Liem

Thanks Mark! You really helped me with this!
Could you or somebody else with knowledge of Chinese could tell me what the meaning could be of this name?
by yuminnan
Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Po Liem
Replies: 2
Views: 5712

Po Liem

I looking for the correct charakters for this name: Po Liem It is an Hokkien pronounciation of two charakters. I have pictures written by the name owner of them but can not find them in a dictionary. Is anyone recognising the charakters shown here? The fist one is Po, but written in two ways: http:/...
by yuminnan
Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien text and family name on a painting
Replies: 3
Views: 7940

Re: Hokkien text and family name on a painting

Thanks Casey, I heard that he was indeed the painter! And the name of the boy is also what I know! Now I know that the painter put his name also on the back of the painting and a date. Thank you very much! Is it possible for you or someone else on the forum to type the text over and translate the ex...
by yuminnan
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien text and family name on a painting
Replies: 3
Views: 7940

Hokkien text and family name on a painting

On the back of an old painting there is some Hokkien text. The portret is of a young boy in Indonesia. His name is on the left site, top down. This is how much I can read..... The familie uses Hokkien for names, etc. Could anyone help me to translate this. I'm also ver much interested how to pronouc...

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