Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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Ah-bin wrote:I have the Pdf of the old Street names, if anyone is interested!
It's all on Wikipedia under "List of streets in George Town, Penang"
The other differences from current Penang pronunciation is koâinn for tall, and kúinn-tang for Cantonese.
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amhoanna wrote:Cool word, 白雲山! BTW do people in Penang bury their dead on hillsides like in northern TW?
Hi Ah-bin: I've been looking for the word for "cemetery" for a long time. My parents don't know - I asked them explicitly. They only know the word for "grave" (as I did, it's been discussed here on the Forum) - "bong7".
Hi amhoanna: As with Andrew, I can confirm that indeed they do. My Buddhist/Taoist paternal side (the maternal side is Christian) are mostly buried on such hillsides (the one's who are not have their ashes scattered in the sea, or in urns in temples). I think my father told me that not only is there a preference for hillsides, but if they can look out onto the sea, that's even better. As it happens, most of my family are buried at the Mount Erskine cemetery mentioned by Andrew.