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by petey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: What is the right pronounciation for Doh1 Je6 ( Thank you)
Replies: 10
Views: 22529

Re: What is the right pronounciation for Doh1 Je6 ( Thank y

I'm sure all languages are open to change but the text of change (or conservativeness) will depend on the degree of isolation of each community, among other things. Using the English example, American English can be thought of as being radical; on the other hand, American English is old fashioned in...
by petey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Malaysian Cantonese
Replies: 53
Views: 182252

I am Hokkien, but grew up in KL and so am familiar with KL Cantonese. I am not quite sure why everyone is so anti borrowing words from other languages. This is common in most languages, especially English. We know that English 'tea' and 'ketchup' are borrowed from Hokkien (according to the Oxford En...
by petey
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Happy Chinese New Year!
Replies: 65
Views: 69979

Hullo! I grew up in Kuala Lumpur, and there's a district there whose Malay/English name is Pudu (and there is a Pudu Road), but the Cantonese name is bun saam ba - 'semi jungle' (Cantonese is the dominant Chinese variety in Kuala Lumpur). My family is Hokkien, so this becomes puaN suaN pa. Cheers, P...

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