Re: Place names in foreign languages

From: Harry Weeks (
Date: Mon Oct 11 1999 - 17:30:42 EDT

| San Francisco: Jiu jin shan (Old Gold Mountain).
| Yes, I know, there is also a more recent transliteration that's used for
| formal purposes such as Chinese airline guides, but the popular name is pure
| Chinese.

You are perhaps referring to san1-fan2-shi4 (Cantonese saam1-faan4-si5)
U+4E09 U+85E9 U+5E02, which I see used on the local Cantonese newscasts.
It manages to be close in sound in several dialects, including sam1-fan1-si5
in Hakka.

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