Nod the head

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Kobo-Daishi

Nod the head

Postby Kobo-Daishi » Sun Jun 24, 2001 2:46 pm

Dear readers,
What is the character for "ngahp" as in "ngahp tau" (nod the head)?
Is this a Cantonese dialectal character?
Kobo-Daishi, PLLA.

Daniel

Re: Nod the head

Postby Daniel » Mon Jun 25, 2001 12:13 pm

: Dear readers,
: What is the character for "ngahp" as in "ngahp tau" (nod the head)?
: Is this a Cantonese dialectal character?
In my dictionary it looks like a dialectal character and is not in my Mandarin dictionary.
It is 揖 with a 口 on the left hand side.
An online Cantonese character dictionary couldn't find it though.

Daniel
http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Canton/

Kobo-Daishi

Re: Nod the head

Postby Kobo-Daishi » Mon Jun 25, 2001 1:54 pm

Dear Daniel,
Thank you for the information. Incidentally, what is the title of the dictionary that you found the character in?
Kobo-Daishi, PLLA.

Kobo-D

Re: Nod the head

Postby Kobo-D » Mon Jun 25, 2001 9:44 pm

: Dear readers,
: What is the character for "ngahp" as in "ngahp tau" (nod the head)?
: Is this a Cantonese dialectal character?
: Kobo-Daishi, PLLA.

deru

Re: Nod the head

Postby deru » Tue Jun 26, 2001 2:53 am

業+頁 or 骨+業

Daniel

Re: Nod the head

Postby Daniel » Tue Jun 26, 2001 1:26 pm

: Dear Daniel,
: Thank you for the information. Incidentally, what is the title of the dictionary that you found the character in?
: Kobo-Daishi, PLLA.
I bought it when I was passing through HK after going to mainland china.
It is "The Right Word in Cantonese" (廣東話指南)
By Kwan Choi Wah (關彩華)
Publisher: The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Ltd.
(www.commercialpress.com.hk)
ISBN 962 07 1196 3

Daniel

Sallin

Re: Nod the head

Postby Sallin » Wed Jun 27, 2001 3:51 pm

Hi All,
I think many Cantonese people would rather use the formal word 點頭 than o揖 in writing coz it is easier to understand. I seldom see o揖 used.
Sometimes we would use phonetic symbols instead of trying to write those characterless words.
Sallin
: : Dear readers,
: : What is the character for "ngahp" as in "ngahp tau" (nod the head)?
: : Is this a Cantonese dialectal character?
: In my dictionary it looks like a dialectal character and is not in my Mandarin dictionary.
: It is 揖 with a 口 on the left hand side.
: An online Cantonese character dictionary couldn't find it though.
:
: Daniel
: http://www.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Canton/

Mak Zai (麥仔)

Re: Nod the head

Postby Mak Zai (麥仔) » Fri Aug 03, 2001 9:21 pm

岳=頁 ngok9 頭tau4, ngok9 gou1 tau4

: 業+頁 or 骨+業

kunjaa
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Re: Nod the head

Postby kunjaa » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:51 am

I think many Cantonese people would rather use the formal word 點頭 than o揖 in writing coz it is easier to understand. I seldom see o揖 used.


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