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by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Help with a few words
Replies: 39
Views: 46695

Re: Help with a few words

Indeed: "One picture is worth a thousand words / 一圖勝萬言. (Is this saying known in Hokkien?)


Interesting, I would say that 百聞不如一見 is the native Chinese equivalent for that English saying. The other one sounds very much like a loan translation.
by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Help with a few words
Replies: 39
Views: 46695

Re: Help with a few words

The analogous example I can think of where an -m is an -ng elsewhere is "bear": hîm in colloquial, hiông in the thák-chhe•h-im, and xióng in Mandarin.
by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 80383

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

Sorry for posting about the same stuff twice, I was getting nervous that something had gone wrong, so I reposted. Considering I more time to tweak it a little more, this one one should be the better (at least the more elaborate one), so I would delete the other one if I knew how^^' Anyways, sorry f...
by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:55 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: 新用戶自我紹介
Replies: 34
Views: 80383

Re: 新用戶自我紹介

A-Bûn, Wá chi-lê A-bîn hoan-êng lú lâi chham Hokkien forum! Wá pêng-siông-sî tòa chit-pêng iōng Penang Hokkien khah-chē kòe Tâi-oân ê Hok-kiàn-ōa. Sui-jiân bat tòa kòe Tâi-oân, Tâi-oân ê Hok-kiàn-ōa bat óh kòe pún, būn-tê sī kì-tî bô án-ne• hó liáu, koh ē-hiáu thák kà-liáu lú siá ê oā, tapi ka-kī í-...
by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:51 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Douglas with Handwritten Characters!
Replies: 19
Views: 32501

Re: Douglas with Handwritten Characters!

Yes, that's the one. I didn't realise here was an online copy of it as well. It's very useful for many things, but a lot of words are still missing from it, especially those more commonly used in Chiang-chiu, and hence, Penang.
by Ah-bin
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Help with a few words
Replies: 39
Views: 46695

Re: Help with a few words

Hi Niuc, Let's wait until I'm 80 (less than 15 years away - what an amazing thought!!!). Sim, do you mean this literally? Hmmm, how did I get the impression that you were in your late 40s? Yes, it is so. Actually, it's NOT so!!! I miscalculated. I will be 70 in less than 15 years.[/quote] Unker Sim...
by Ah-bin
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Learning Hakka
Topic: Interesting Hakka link
Replies: 2
Views: 42438

Interesting Hakka link

A few days I stumbled across an interesting site for Hakka on Facebook called Hakkaverse. Most of the people there are Indonesian Hakkas from Kalimantan but many of the posts are written in romanised Hakka, and . This kind of Hakka I have come across before, it is called "Hakboi" and is qu...
by Ah-bin
Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some new PDF's I've found
Replies: 18
Views: 26603

Re: Some new PDF's I've found

That makes sense. I think that back in the past, the more abstract kinds of mathematics were not so well-known. I was basing my translation also on my knowledge of Japanese. Up until 1881 (?) sanjutsu 算術 was the term for mathematics, sansu 算數 followed as the name for the subject in compulsory educat...
by Ah-bin
Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Peculiarities of Penang Hokkien Pronunciation
Replies: 3
Views: 8224

Re: Peculiarities of Penang Hokkien Pronunciation

Thanks for these comments Andrew, I was sure I had missed some things. Really? I thought -iang was more normal, e.g. siang-sin, hiang-káng, etc. Ah, of course! I was trying so hard to think of examples where PGHK deviates from Chiang-chiu usage in this section, that I forgot about these ones. It's i...
by Ah-bin
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Peculiarities of Penang Hokkien Pronunciation
Replies: 3
Views: 8224

Peculiarities of Penang Hokkien Pronunciation

Here was something I wrote out a few days ago when someone was asking about how Penang Hokkien pronunciation differed from that of other varieties. Some of it repeats information found elsewhere. I was wondering about some of the examples like thâ-mô• for hair and am-mô• for Westerner, but I think t...
by Ah-bin
Thu May 30, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some new PDF's I've found
Replies: 18
Views: 26603

Re: Some new PDF's I've found

Here's another interesting PDF which I have tended to overlook in the past. It has some very good http://archive.org/details/everybodysvocabu00chanrich It's an English-Malay-Hokkien-Hindi-Japanese vocabulary from the first half of the twentieth century. http://archive.org/details/everybodysvocabu00c...
by Ah-bin
Thu May 23, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Sentences in Hokkien/Foochow/Hakka/Ami/Atayal/Bunun/Puyuma..
Replies: 4
Views: 9098

Re: Sentences in Hokkien/Foochow/Hakka/Ami/Atayal/Bunun/Puyu

Actually I've been long interested in Paiwan, but had never found anything in English until I came across that. Since I had to drop Pangasinan 'cos my tutor got a new job and National Library of Australia lost their copy of "Spoken Pangasinan" I was getting a PDF copy of from their Copies...
by Ah-bin
Thu May 23, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 118947

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Another interesting thing I've noticed about TT's spelling is how it shows how many people pronounce words in Penang Hokkien. Since he does not read Chinese characters or POJ, what he writes is purely what he hears. So there are interesting variations such as thau for "head" but tha-mor fo...
by Ah-bin
Thu May 23, 2013 5:06 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien vs Medan Hokkien
Replies: 22
Views: 34016

Re: Penang Hokkien vs Medan Hokkien

I have a pdf of a chapter from a book on the languages used by the Southeast Asian Chinese I will send anyone who is interested, it has a long wordlist of Sumatran Hokkien, and a few pages of sentences iluustrating the grammar. I found it be be quite similar to Penang Hokkien on paper. I'll send the...
by Ah-bin
Sat May 18, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: More words...about 300 I can't track down.
Replies: 144
Views: 169333

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

Ah-long has kindly provided answers to the last round through the Penang Hokkien Podcast! 1. 填 (thiân, thiâm) 2. 我改變想法了 (wá kái-piàn siōnn-huat liáu) 3. 共我保牢這秘密 (kā wá pó tiâu tse pì-bìt) 4. 桌頂共伊舒好勢 (toh-téng kā i tshu hó-sè) 5. 開引擎 (khui ián-jín) 6. 物件下予伊滿 (mìh-kiānn hēe hōo i muá) 7. 罷工 (pā-kang) ...

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