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by kkslok
Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:27 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: More words...about 300 I can't track down.
Replies: 144
Views: 172614

Re: More words...about 300 I can't track down.

In taiping hokkien, 便宜 and 梳 are always being used. For bankrupt we say phok-kai.
by kkslok
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Different variants of minnan
Replies: 127
Views: 118050

Re: Pronounciation of 還 - Return

SimL,

Thanks for the reply ;-)

Also,
I found it interesting that many of these common hokkien phrases listed here
http://www.xmculture.gov.cn/mtwh/mnwh/m ... 8_1880.htm

in this Xiamen Gov site are also commonly used in my Hokkien. :P
by kkslok
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Different variants of minnan
Replies: 127
Views: 118050

Re: Pronounciation of 還 - Return

I'm quite new here, just wondering if there was a suggestion before to gather everyone here from different background to put together a research/document on variants today's live Hokkien aound the world.
by kkslok
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: "easy" and "difficult" in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 16
Views: 20353

Re: "easy" and "difficult" in Penang Hokkien

In Taiping;
"eng" - "easy" and also "free"
"iong i" is also used for "easy" but less often.
"Kan Tan" = "Simple".
"khan khor" = "difficult"
by kkslok
Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien clip on prevention of heart disease
Replies: 14
Views: 12928

Re: Hokkien clip on prevention of heart disease

Maybe he tried to imitate some singaporean Hokkien accent here and there. Hence the mix of accents. :roll:
by kkslok
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien clip on prevention of heart disease
Replies: 14
Views: 12928

Re: Hokkien clip on prevention of heart disease

Perhaps the connection with Taiping might explain the accent. Definitely not Taiping accent with the "evidence" you stated as below. In Taiping, we pronounce the same way as Penang's for all those words. :-) ty1 "pig, pork" (I think Amoy is even "ti1", with "ty1" being non-Amoy, but definitely non-...
by kkslok
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien vs Medan Hokkien
Replies: 22
Views: 34974

Re: Penang Hokkien vs Medan Hokkien

My experience with Medan Hokkien was slightly different from wangchong's. :-) I was brought up speaking Taiping (Perak) Hokkien, which is actually the same as Penang Hokkien. Based on my experience from the visit to Medan many years ago and conversation in Hokkien with a friend from Medan. I was ind...
by kkslok
Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:06 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Before and after in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 17
Views: 17094

Re: Before and after in Penang Hokkien

This is what I normally say in daily conversation:

"I think" - 我想 or wa kuaⁿ (我看)
"Actually" - ki-sit (其實)
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 66633

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

From my friends who are originally from various parts of Northern Peninsular Malaysia. There are various accents of "Northern" Hokkien in Kedah, Penang / Northern & western Perak, Kelantan and Hokkien variant south of Ipoh (e.g. Teluk Intan etc.).
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 66633

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

Thanks Sim, It's always good to find people with the same interest. I am new to this forum. Wonder has anyone here done any studies on the variants of Hokkien in Malaysia / SE Asia? From friends who are from various parts of Malaysia. I noticed that Kelantan (Kota Bharu), Kuching, Melaka and Johor e...
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 66633

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

Hi Ah Bin, Nice to "meet" you! In fact if you go to Pangkor, Alor Star / Kedah and many other places around Taiping (e.g. Kuala Sepetang, Selama) where Hokkien is spoken, you would realise that people are speaking with the same accent (with the Penang one). Also, there is a very slight difference be...
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Translations
Topic: Translating Chinese Name to Hokkien
Replies: 23
Views: 69200

Re: Translating Chinese Name to Hokkien

I need help on these 2 characters as well for the pronunciation in Hokkien (Min nan).
祎 (Yi)
捷 (Jie)

Thanks.
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 56
Views: 66633

Re: Getting angry in Penang Hokkien

We use "Khi Hong" for angry too in Taiping, Perak, Malaysia. Anyway, Taiping Hokkien is 99% = Penang Hokkien. :)
by kkslok
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: sūn-soà and chhìn-chhái
Replies: 4
Views: 8060

Re: sūn-soà and chhìn-chhái

Yes, we use those 2 a lot too. My variant of Hokkien is Taiping / Northern Perak in Malaysia.