Penang Hokkien Vocabulary Questions (Part 2)

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SimL
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Re: Penang Hokkien Vocabulary Questions (Part 2)

Post by SimL » Thu Jun 30, 2011 4:46 am

Mark Yong wrote:I gave it another acid test: Instead of 跋倒 pŏat tó, this time I tried mumbling 跋落去 pŏat lōq (k)hĭ (which is another common alternative way to say ‘fall down’). Now, this could be a vestige from the afore-mentioned t- fusion, but again, it still comes out as pŏat, not pŏah.

Again, I am not a native speaker, so perhaps one of the others could comment...?
Hah! Brilliant test! For me, I actually do say "poah lo(h)-khi" :mrgreen:! But who knows... perhaps I've simply been mispronouncing it all my life, based on my misunderstanding of which morpheme was involved (it gets kinda circular at this stage...) :mrgreen:.

So, yes indeed, please: more native speakers' input on how they say "poah-to" and "poah-loh-khi"...
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Re: Penang Hokkien Vocabulary Questions (Part 2)

Post by Mark Yong » Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:32 pm

Oh, sh1t...

I checked Bodman last night, and he spells it poah ‘to fall down’. There goes my stack of cards.

Okay... I give up. Over to the native speakers... :oops:
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Re: Penang Hokkien Vocabulary Questions (Part 2)

Post by SimL » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:01 pm

Right. We eagerly await inputs from Andrew, niuc, aokh, and yeleixingfeng...
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Re: Penang Hokkien Vocabulary Questions (Part 2)

Post by niuc » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:29 pm

In my variant, puáh in puáh-tó and puáh-kiaú sound exactly the same ( puah8/poah8 ). I agree that puáh in puáh-pue should be puáh 博 in puáh-kiaú rather than in puáh-tó.
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