Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Translation to and from Minnan
vinc1281
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Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby vinc1281 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:24 pm

Dear fellow forumers.

Your expertise to assist in the translation of chinese name to dialect.

Appreciate if you can assist on this matter as my wife and I are strong believer in the presevation of our cultural roots.

My princess name is

Guo1 En1 Qi2

Guo1 En1 Ting2

For me, my Guo was translated to Quek.

Thank you in advance for helping.

Alternatively you can email me at vinc1281@hotmail.com

aokh1979
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Re: Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby aokh1979 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:10 am

Hi vinc1281:

I am glad to know that you and your wife intend to preserve our culture by spelling your baby's name in ancestral language. ^_^

However, it's quite risky if you provide just phonetic of Mandarin without Chinese characters. The possible syllables in Mandarin are lesser by 50% than Hokkien, therefore many characters that sound alike in Mandarin may sound very different in Hokkien.

So I am just guessing......

郭恩琪 Quek + Oon + Kee
郭恩婷 Quek + Oon + Teng

airy
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Re: Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby airy » Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:22 am

Hi,
Can help in advance to translate my child, boy name?

his name is 毅轩...

Thanks in advance.

niuc
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Re: Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby niuc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:37 am

Hi Airy, congrats!

毅 = Gē -> can also be spelled as Gae, Ghae, Gei, Ghei, etc...
轩 = Hian -> also Hean, Hyan, Hien, Hyen, Hyean, etc...

twinkie
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Re: Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby twinkie » Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:44 am

hi, i am also looking for help to translate my baby girl's name to hokkien dialect.
Me and husband trying to figure out which name to choose for our girl and also by the sound of it in hokkien.

Could anyone kindly help us? thanks!

王欣颖
王思婷

Mark Yong
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Re: Pls assist to translate chinese name to dialect

Postby Mark Yong » Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi, twinkie,

Here you go:
王欣穎 - Ong Hin Eng
王思婷 - Ong Su Theng / Ong Si Theng / Ong Sze Theng (the pronunciation of really depends on which sub-dialect of Hokkien your family belongs to).

Regards,
Mark


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