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.
> 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].