translation plz .....

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kingkong

translation plz .....

Postby kingkong » Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:29 am

anybody know how to say this in cantonese :

i cannot speak cantonese

Dylan

Re: translation plz .....

Postby Dylan » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:17 pm

ngor um sik gong, gong dung waah

kingkong

Re: translation plz .....

Postby kingkong » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:35 pm

thanks

Jackson

Re: translation plz .....

Postby Jackson » Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:55 pm

kingkong wrote:

> anybody know how to say this in cantonese :
>
> i cannot speak cantonese

I think this is easier to pronounce....

I cannot speak cantonese
--> ngo ng sik gong gwong dung wa

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Lara Smith

Lazy tones

Postby Lara Smith » Fri Nov 05, 2004 11:50 pm

Actually, I've been noticing some discussion about the ng, vs. mm sound. "Ngoh" becoming "oh" in modern usage for example. This is called a lazy tone. The only time you should here "mm" is for the negative. Therefore, "oi" becoming "ngoi" is incorrect. Conversely, the translation "ngo ng sik gong, gwong dung wa" incorrectly applies the ng sound where is should be "mm" (for mm sik). The other common one is for number 5. This should be ng, not mm.


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