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by lan xian dapu hak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 400543

Yit Kong

The word moon is pronounced as 'yit' in Cantonese and 'nyet' in Hakka. As for Chinese beauty contest conducted in Cantonese in Malaysia, it must be pointed out the Cantonese forms the third largest Chinese community in Malaysia after the Hokkiens (Minnam) and the Hakkas. They are also the minority C...
by lan xian dapu hak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 400543

Cantonese (kwangfuren) not Chinese: Rubbish

The Cantonese and the Hakkas share similar words and phrases as used in ancient Chinese texts. The words you quoted are also used by Hakkas. Similarly, Hakkas continue to use 'wu' for black ( as in 'wu ya' (black crow) instead of modern 'hei' in Mandarin. Both Cantonese and Hakkas refer to the moon ...
by lan xian dapu hak
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Malaysian Cantonese
Replies: 53
Views: 182163

Diam

'Diam' is a Minnam (Hokkien) word. The Malays borrowed the words from the Hokkiens. Malay words such as 'beca', 'loceng', loteng', 'cuak', 'peduli' and 'tanggung' are also Hokkien words. 'Cawan' is a Hakka word for tea-bowl. Cantonese also use 'ken chak kuk' and 'ken chak soh' for police station. Fo...
by lan xian dapu hak
Sat Feb 11, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Fui Chew (Huizhou) Hakka
Replies: 17
Views: 79424

Fun Gau

The words 'fun gau' are definitely Cantonese or yue dialect. Kak Kah Fa (Hakka) for sleep is 'soi mook' (to rest your eyes) in all variants. I speak fluent Hakka, Minnam (Hokkien), Cantonese (Yue), Teochiew, Mandarin and, of course, English and Malay/Indonesian. I can understand all variants of Hakka.
by lan xian dapu hak
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Surname 'Lam' or 'Lan' (meaning 'blue')
Replies: 4
Views: 31579

Teochiew 'Na' or Nai' is also Lam (Blue)

There are some Teochiew-speaking people who use the surname 'Na' or ' Nai'. It is the surname 'Lam' or 'Lan' (Mandarin)(blue). There are sometimes known as Teochiew Khek. Their ancestry is likely Hakka. The surname 'Lam' is over 160 generations. It is one of the earliest, if not the earliest, surnam...
by lan xian dapu hak
Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: What branch of Hakka?
Replies: 27
Views: 90310

Khiu Meh

I speak Ka Fa( Hakka) (Dapu variant) and Hokkien (Minnam) fluently since young. 'Khiu meh' is Ka Fa (Hakka) whereas 'khim' is Hokkien. I have many friends who speak Yon Ding Hakka ( Fukien variant). There is very little difference between the Fukien Hakka and Mexian or Dapu Hakka. The terminologies ...
by lan xian dapu hak
Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Translations
Replies: 24
Views: 87862

Fak or Fat

It sounds similar to Kungfufa (Cantonese). It sounds more like 'fark' but definitely not 'fat' as in the English word 'fat' (overweight).
by lan xian dapu hak
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Translations
Replies: 24
Views: 87862

Fak Tai Foon

I mean 'fak tai foon', not 'fak tao foon'. Sorry for typing error.
by lan xian dapu hak
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Translations
Replies: 24
Views: 87862

Put Tai Foon

Yes, in Dapu Fa, we use 'put' in many instances. We never use 'fak tao foon' except when you use 'fak ten' (go crazy). All the expressions listed above are also used in Dapu Hakka.
by lan xian dapu hak
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Fui Chew (Huizhou) Hakka
Replies: 17
Views: 79424

Ka Fa

I am a dapu hakka. I find that there is generally very little difference in the various variants of hakka dialect. the terminology and idiomatic expressions are quite similar. This is due to the fact that many old classical words are still used by hakkas. Words like 'wu' for black as used for black ...
by lan xian dapu hak
Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Surname 'Lam' or 'Lan' (meaning 'blue')
Replies: 4
Views: 31579

Surname 'Lam' or 'Lan' (meaning 'blue')

I am a dapu hakka residing in Malaysia. For your information, there is now a comprehensive set of genealogical records of hakkas with the surname 'lam' or 'lan' in mandarin (meaning 'blue') printed in China. My name and children's names are listed there. I am 158th ( or 28th if calculated from the t...

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