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by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Technological Words
Replies: 13
Views: 23176

Thanks you very much, Casey.

How many of those have you heard being used? In the case of "keyboard", is the first a translation from Mandarin and the second one you've heard being used?
by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 10
Views: 20074

Thanks for answering that.

Still wondering about "tui3 put4 chu7" and "tui3 put4 khi2" though.
by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Jokes
Replies: 39
Views: 82975

Ok. Thanks.
by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Technological Words
Replies: 13
Views: 23176

Could someone please give the actual Hokkien words for the technology related words?

Also, I asked this somewhere on another post but, does "ji poann" mean "keyboard"?
by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Jokes
Replies: 39
Views: 82975

Sorry, casey. I'm not quite sure what you meant by that. So the guide was local?
by jilang
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 10
Views: 20074

Thanks to all of you for your help. In Taiwan, 歹勢 phainn2-se3 is commonly used as informal way of saying sorry. It also can mean * to feel embarrassed, shy, or ashamed (e.g. 驚歹勢 kiann1-phainn2-se3) * not well; the opposite of 好勢 After seeing these alternate meanings I finally recognize that word whi...
by jilang
Sat Jun 09, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Jokes
Replies: 39
Views: 82975

>> Hokkien is not dying out, not even in Amoy >> >> Trying not to simply pick on your choice of words No, perfectly reasonable for you to query this. That's a relief, I try not to sound impolite. Thanks for explaining. It had never occured to me that Amoy would be a likely place for Hokkien to die ...
by jilang
Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 10
Views: 20074

I originally thought it was "tui put chu" but then I also heard "tui put khi" and I've known the pronounciation for 起 to be "khi" so I assumed that "tui put khi" was correct although now I'm a bit confused.

What sort of situations is "phainn se" used in?
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 10
Views: 20074

Some questions

Hi
A question I have is: I think the Hokkien word for "sorry" is "tui bu khi". Is this correct? Also, if it isn't, what is the exact POJ for this phrase?

I've actually posted this before but as a minor addition to another question so it might not have been noticed.

Thanks
~Jilang
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Taiwan M.O.E.: List of recommended characters, etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 51152

Thank you for going to so much trouble as to search for old topics. >> are they essays/written pieces done by the people >> that Douglas or Barcley met No, there are no actual essays written in the dictionary. The "examples" I gave were just *definitions* of Hokkien words and phrases, so you kind of...
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: hanzi and romanization for these
Replies: 20
Views: 46800

So many posibilities.
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:18 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Hokkien Jokes
Replies: 39
Views: 82975

Thanks for the information. I guess other readers on the Forum will also be happy to hear that Hokkien is not dying out, not even in Amoy. Trying not to simply pick on your choice of words, I got the impression that by 'not even in Amoy' you meant that Amoy was a likely place for Hokkien to start d...
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Taiwan M.O.E.: List of recommended characters, etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 51152

Having an old book like that does sound useful and sounds like it would be interesting. When you say they have entries for those things, are they essays/written pieces done by the people that Douglas or Barcley met at that time or have I got it all wrong? Are there any books actually written in Hokk...
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: hanzi and romanization for these
Replies: 20
Views: 46800

Thanks casey! What do they have for the other ones duaaagiii was not sure on?
by jilang
Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Taiwan M.O.E.: List of recommended characters, etc.
Replies: 27
Views: 51152

Thank you for fixing the link, duaaagiii.

What other books are there on Hokkien/Taiwanese? I'm just interested in knowing how much Hokkien material there is.