li or lai

Discussions on the Hokkien (Minnan) language.
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hokkien_learner
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li or lai

Post by hokkien_learner » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:10 pm

Recently, I listen to this taiwanese song with a link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGm4wJMj ... re=related.

in the song, the singer pronunciate 心裡 as sim lai but I think sim lai should be for 心內. I wonder if I am wrong.

Please feel free to correct me as I am not a Hokkien speaker. Thank you in advance :?:
Ah-bin
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Re: li or lai

Post by Ah-bin » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:53 pm

I think you are right about this. Quite often people will just write something that approximates written Mandarin and hope that people will read it out as Taiwanese.
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