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by timothytye
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien
Replies: 8
Views: 30235

Pronunciation of Romanized Hokkien

People who rely on POJ and Tailo for romanizing Penang Hokkien should take note that the Amoy Hokkien and Taiwanese do not have the /ԑ/ vowel sound produced from the near-front of the mid-opened mouth. This sound is in Penang Hokkien, but the Amoy and Taiwanese Hokkien often pronounce it with the /e...
by timothytye
Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Tan Choon Hoe and I
Replies: 10
Views: 33728

Tan Choon Hoe and I

http://www.timothytye.com/pics/tan-choon-hoe.jpg Mr Tan Choon Hoe is the author of the Penang Hokkien Dialect books. He began writing these books around the year 2000, when he discovered that there are no books that teach people how to speak Penang Hokkien. He went to the bookshops asking for such ...
by timothytye
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Jokes in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 0
Views: 11717

Jokes in Penang Hokkien

I have created a new "Jokes" section to house various jokes in Penang Hokkien that I've come across. It is called kong1 siau1 wa3, literally "crazy talk". I've added the first joke there, see whether you can understand:

http://www.penang-traveltips.com/hokkien/snua-tu.htm
by timothytye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: "Happy Family" modern story in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 0
Views: 11055

"Happy Family" modern story in Penang Hokkien

Concurrent to Ah Hock (period story in Penang Hokkien, I am also posting "Happy Family", a "sitcom-like" story set in present-day Penang, and written in Penang Hokkien. The story follows the amusing Lim Family. Chapter One is ready. In this chapter, the father has just invited an American exchange s...
by timothytye
Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Ah Hock, period story in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 3
Views: 14317

Re: Ah Hock, period story in Penang Hokkien

Chapter 2 of the Ah Hock story is now ready and posted to the web:
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/hokkie ... ter-02.htm

All the "new" words are in the Vocabulary section with IPA, while the rest is in the online dictionary:
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/penang ... ionary.htm
by timothytye
Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Ah Hock, period story in Penang Hokkien
Replies: 3
Views: 14317

Ah Hock, period story in Penang Hokkien

Ah3 Hock3 is a period story written entirely in Penang Hokkien. It is written to help people get familiar with the TJ system of romanisation as well as to hear how Penang Hokkien is spoken. This is one of two stories I am working on in creating reading material in Penang Hokkien. This story is set i...
by timothytye
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Dear Mark, I finally have some time on my hands to provide an update. I have more or less completed the first phase of refinement to my system for Penang Hokkien. I continue to search and weed out and improve on the spelling of words that require refinement. At this point in time, the system is stil...
by timothytye
Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Dear Mark,
Thank you for the welcome! I am totally bogged down at the moment, so I haven't read anything. Will return when I am more time on my fingers.
Tim
by timothytye
Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Story of a visitor who learned Penang Hokkien
Replies: 0
Views: 8010

Story of a visitor who learned Penang Hokkien

Today I'm going to tell you a story of a visitor who learned Penang Hokkien. It's quite a long story, so sit back and read it at your own leisure.
http://www.penang-traveltips.com/story- ... penang.htm
by timothytye
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:58 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Dear amhoanna, Thank you for your response, but I do want to know, are you writing to me? You refer to a Mr Tai. My name is Timothy Tye. You may call me Tim or Mr Tye. In your post to Mr Tai, you wrote, "Irregular spelling systems are better than regular ones anyway." That's your word, not mine. " P...
by timothytye
Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Thank you amhoanna for your view. Let me share with you the thought process that went into creating my own system of writing. http://www.penang-traveltips.com/thought-process.htm It will help to provide you insight into why I do it, whom it is supposed to reach, answer some questions and more. I agr...
by timothytye
Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:48 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Thank you Pier and Ah-bin for your highly appreciated input. Here are some concessions that I can make. Firstly, per suggestion from Pier, is to provide the corresponding spelling in POJ and Chinese characters in the dictionary that I am in the midst of compiling (http://www.penang-traveltips.com/pe...
by timothytye
Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

It's quite something to be goggling through the web and stumbling on a forum where you are being discussed! Thank you very much all for your positive appraisal of my Learn Penang Hokkien effort. I am greatly encouraged. I thought it would be interesting for you to get an insight, straight from the h...
by timothytye
Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Hokkien (Minnan) language
Topic: Penang Hokkien lessons
Replies: 47
Views: 185781

Re: Penang Hokkien lessons

Hi Everybody, Well, this is Tim of www.penang-traveltips.com/penang-hokkien.htm himself. I was searching online for resources on Penang Hokkien, to find out what other people have done on this area, and by good fortune I stumble upon this forum. It is always flattering to read about yourself, partic...