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Re: A curious wordlist

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 28, 2007, 6:36
I asked Teoh about the wordlist, and he said it's definitely Hokkien.
See his answer below.


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> I've taken a peek at them: the words are definitely Hokkien, albeit > spelled oddly. "Jet" = [dzit] = sky, "gù" or "geuex" = [gwe?] = moon, > "thee" = [t^hi:] = sky, "ho" = [hO] = rain, "hai" = [hai] (albeit in > different tone from Mandarin) = sea. Definitely Hokkien. Some of the > spellings are probably mishearings: "bwaclieu" = [bwa.tsiu] = eye/eyes, > although contemporary pronunciation would have it as [battsiu].


Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>