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by Yeleixingfeng
Tue May 08, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tones
Replies: 14
Views: 15179

Re: Tones

Recently however, Cantonese-speaking people are considered unique, but they are predominantly from KL or Ipoh. And yes, the original Penangites, ancestrally Cantonese/Hakka/Hainanese, speak fluent Hokkien despite their respective dialect. Usually, the parents still know the dialect - which quite ref...
by Yeleixingfeng
Tue May 08, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Diphthongs
Replies: 33
Views: 43443

Re: Diphthongs

RE: Amhoanna Yes, they listen to Indonesian music. Personally, Indo-music is more pleasant to the ears, but as with Malaysian Malay songs, they kinda lack a specific climax point, or an emotional-breakout chorus - the songs are usually too fluid and remains such throughout. Then again, musical prefe...
by Yeleixingfeng
Tue May 08, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hanji pronunciations in Taiwanese
Replies: 51
Views: 68996

Re: Hanji pronunciations in Taiwanese

FutureSpy wrote:So, if we were to write in an etymologically correct way, these couldn't be written in hanji?


We can always invent new ones. Hanji is quite flexible too. ^^
by Yeleixingfeng
Sat May 05, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hanji pronunciations in Taiwanese
Replies: 51
Views: 68996

Re: Hanji pronunciations in Taiwanese

Just for your information, I learn Hokkien exactly as Futurespy described. I can't seem to remember a Hokkien word without knowing its etymology. I mean, learning methods might differ for people with different backgrounds but I learnt Japanese by first memorising its its On-yomi and then only its Ku...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Names of the Radicals
Replies: 21
Views: 33031

Re: Names of the Radicals

I like Chinese etymology, A LOT. Nonetheless, I don't see the need for a standardised name for radicals. In fact, why should the idea 部首 exist? (Sorry, SimL... I really appreciate your efforts though. Hear me out first. >.<) SimL, you are actually demanding for the standardised name for 字根, (charact...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Vocabulary questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8928

Re: Vocabulary questions

Yeah. It's sandhied - which makes me think the punji shouldn't be 囂 at all.
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tones
Replies: 14
Views: 15179

Re: Tones

Haha, you see in Penang the tone1 in Mandarin is exactly tone1 in Hokkien, that's why the system works SEAMLESSLY for me - 天, tian and thiN is on the same level. This is the case as well for tone4(M) and tone2(H). Yet besides level, tone1(M) and tone4(M) differs such that tone2 is not exactly sharp-...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Vocabulary questions
Replies: 4
Views: 8928

Re: Vocabulary questions

In Penang, Hau-lian is an adjective, meaning - disapprovingly - arrogant. The English idea of proud is neutral (I am proud of you.) Hau1-lian2 is how we pronounce it here. The punji for hau is 囂; lian, I don't know. Sometimes though, it acts as a verb. Lu ka i u chhengchha mie? Lu hau-lian ha mi? 汝共...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Diphthongs
Replies: 33
Views: 43443

Re: Diphthongs

Haha. Forgive my objectivity - here in Malaysia when the word "Western" is mentioned, clubbing, RAP and immature sex comes to mind. NOBODY would think of the courteous British gentlemen, Shakespeare, the Greek Gods or afternoon tea. It's just how the Western world publicised itself to the ...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tones
Replies: 14
Views: 15179

Re: Tones

No offence guys - just the truth. I learn Hokkien using the Mandarin tonal logic, and perhaps the majority of the Penang Hokkien community as well. But, that is strictly because Penang Hokkien does not distinguish between the 3rd and 7th tone. So, in your case, I might suggest that it definitely wil...
by Yeleixingfeng
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:44 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 24769

Re: What does this sign mean?

The reason nobody replied, is probably because the image is a frozen toad to me. >.<
by Yeleixingfeng
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Diphthongs
Replies: 33
Views: 43443

Re: Diphthongs

Hi FutureSpy, nice to meet you. ^.^ Read your biography - thinks it's interesting, though I wonder how old you are, if you don't mind telling. Sorry for repeating the question if it was previously raised. >.< Hmm, anti-Japan feelings are very much antique in Malaysia, from what I observed. Your thou...
by Yeleixingfeng
Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Top 5 Chinese Movies
Replies: 22
Views: 29561

Re: Top 5 Chinese Movies

1. 赤壁 (一、二) 2. 劍雨 I know it's not Hokkien, but referring to the topic it says "Top 5 Chinese Movies". Haha. Maybe it's because I'm not exposed to Hokkien film culture - except Singaporean ones, Taiwanese Hokkien shows often give me the impression of being needlessly sophisticated and clich...
by Yeleixingfeng
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Classical Chinese?
Replies: 13
Views: 13936

Re: Classical Chinese?

I read many of 陳雲's books too!!
by Yeleixingfeng
Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Parts of the Body in Hokkien
Replies: 84
Views: 86571

Re: Parts of the Body in Hokkien

Just to add. The intestines are called tng-a, 腸仔.

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