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by Ah-bin
Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Questions about Penang Hokkien
Replies: 23
Views: 29347

Re: Questions about Penang Hokkien

Tak-ke ho! About those nasalised syllables.... I remember reading that all syllables that begin with an n or m are nasalised, and that Romanisation systems usually leave this out, writing mE where the pronunciation is actually meN and ni where it is niN. Also, another question about a word I hear a ...
by Ah-bin
Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Sentence patterns for Penang Hokkien Grammar
Replies: 29
Views: 35705

Re: Sentence patterns for Penang Hokkien Grammar

Kam-sia, kam-sia lu-lang!

I have some more, but I'll take these and digest them first.
by Ah-bin
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Sentence patterns for Penang Hokkien Grammar
Replies: 29
Views: 35705

Sentence patterns for Penang Hokkien Grammar

Ta-ke ho. Here are a few sentences I want to use to find out how express myself better in Penang Hokkien. How do people say these? Some of them I can guess, but I don;t know if they are right or not. This house isn’t as big as that one. Chi-le chhu bo ha-le chhu an-ne toa. How heavy is this thing? (...
by Ah-bin
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Questions about Penang Hokkien
Replies: 23
Views: 29347

Re: Questions about Penang Hokkien

Aha! no wonder I couldn't find it in a dictionary. Thanks very much for that. As for chia, I'll try to find another example too. I don't think it was nasalised. I remembered the other word I wanted to know, it was "peh-peh" for "together". Is that really "peh" with a glottal stop, or is it something...
by Ah-bin
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Questions about Penang Hokkien
Replies: 23
Views: 29347

Questions about Penang Hokkien

In the Penang Hokkien podcast forums I have got a lot of help with learning Hokkien by asking how to say certain English phrases and words. Sometimes I hear something I am not sure about, and I can't find it in my dictionaries (Douglas, Campbell, some PRC dictionaries). I can usually tell if things ...