chinese name to dialect

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lim ai tiong
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chinese name to dialect

Post by lim ai tiong » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:35 pm

I am registering my new born son name. Need a translation from Chinese to dialect, "Heng Hua". Is "Heng Hua" the same as "Hokkien"? The chinese name is Lim "Nuo Zheng". See attached character. Appreciate any help, Tks!
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by Ah-bin » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:35 pm

By "Chinese" I'm assuming you mean Mandarin, but Mandarin is just a northern Chinese dialect.

What you want to know, I think, is how to pronounce the two characters in your own Heng Hua language instead of in northern dialect. It's great that you want to give your child a name in your own language.

I found the Hokkien for these characters, which would be Cheng-jiok. The Heng-hua version might sound a little different, but I'm not sure what it would be, sorry.
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by aokh1979 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:37 pm

Hi lim ai tiong:

Leave it to me, I will get back to you tomorrow. I have some Heng Hua friends in my Chinese forum - again, Chinese does NOT equal to Mandarin. :-)
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by lim ai tiong » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:56 pm

Hi, Tks all for the help!
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by aokh1979 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:45 pm

Hi lim ai tiong:

You can refer to this one:
http://www.ispeakmin.com/bbs/viewthread ... highlight=

But I wonder why your surname is Lim instead of Ling. Sounds to me like your family has merged into Hokkien community and your surname has been registered in Hokkien sound. Same as mine. ^_^

Your baby's name should be:
Lim Jiok-Cheng or Jiok-Ching or Jiok-Tshing in Hokkien
Ling Doh-Cheng or Doh-Ching in Henghua

Congratulations !
lim ai tiong
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by lim ai tiong » Sat Nov 06, 2010 9:13 pm

Ya, I guess it is merged into Hokkien community. Even my dad cant speak Heng Hua, he speaks Hokkien. Tks for the help!
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Re: chinese name to dialect

Post by xng » Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:34 pm

aokh1979 wrote:Hi lim ai tiong:

But I wonder why your surname is Lim instead of Ling.

Congratulations !
It should be Lin and NOT ling.

I believe Hing Hua has lost the m final consonant but it is difficult to distinguish by hearing alone. and changed to 'n' (similar to mandarin) instead of 'ng'.
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