Hokkien Movies (and some other questions)

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Hokkien Movies (and some other questions)

Post by jilang » Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:41 am

Hi

I was just wondering, in Taiwan (or anywhere else) have there been any movies done mainly in Hokkien/Taiwanese?

Also, sometimes in Hokkien I hear words like "si - (is)" and "siunn - think" pronounced with a "sh" sound making it sound a bit more like Mandarin. Is this an accent or a characteristic of a particular variant?

From the discussion on the other thread, I want to know how to read those tone marks written as two digit numbers (eg: 22, 55) and what the 6th tone (for variants that do have it) is pronounced.

Thanks
~Jilang
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Post by ong » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:48 am

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Post by jilang » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:13 pm

Thanks, ong. Looking at that, is the 2nd tone a rising tone?
What about the 6th tone's pronunciation?
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Post by ong » Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:18 pm

I don't think anyone can get confuse about the number.
I already said sixth tone can be rising ,falling ,high or lowel
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Post by jilang » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:26 pm

In the case of EngChhun what type of tone is 6th?
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Post by ong » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:47 pm

only in one town in yongchun has 55 as 6th tone as I already said.Why each question has to be asked more than once for you?
Do I have to mention china call this 4 th tone but not 6 th in taiwan
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Post by jilang » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:16 am

So is there only one town in Yongchun that has 8 tones or just one that doesn't?
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Post by ong » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:31 pm

Just that 一都,I can't agree with that young girl new aritlce on this.
4th tone become a strange thing to you simply because you were taught xiamen version is the standard.If you are huian,4th tone is a must.
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Post by jilang » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:18 am

Just that 一都,
I phrased my question poorly. So 一都 is the only town to have 8 tones?


4th tone become a strange thing to you simply because you were taught xiamen version is the standard.
I thought YongChun and XiaMen had exactly the same 4th tone, isn't this correct?
If you are huian,4th tone is a must.
So HuiAn 4th tone is definitely Image5?

To clarify, do Huian and Yongchun have 8 or 7 tones?
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Post by ong » Tue Jul 24, 2007 8:54 am

I already said in china 4th is the same with taiwan 6 th,7th is the same with 4th in taiwan.
I said even ciangciu and another town in anxi also have 8 tones.
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Post by jilang » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:42 am

So do Huian and Yongchun have 8 tones as well?
If so, how are they pronounced?
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Movie using mainly Hokkien dialogue

Post by yeobh2 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:31 am

Good news for the Hokkiens who are dying to watch movie using mainly Hokkien language. A Singaporean Director Royston Tan has produced a movie called '881' with dialogue mainly in Hokkien which turned out to be a blockbuster in Singapore. It is now showing in the Malaysian cinema circuit by the name of "Papaya Sisters". However, the cinemas indicate Mandarin as the language of the movie probably because using Hokkien will give a negative impact in pulling the crowd eventhough Hokkiens form the majority of the Chinese population in Malaysia.

For more info on this blockbuster movie, please log on to http://entertainment.tv.yahoo.com/entne ... 87000.html

I think it is high time for the Hokkiens to love its own language and give their utmost support to Hokkien movies and even the very few Taiwanese Hokkien serial dramas being shown over the Malaysian TV Channels.

:D

BHYeo
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