Re: writing Chinese dialects

From: Arne Götje (高盛華) (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2007 - 22:57:14 CST

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    Arne Götje (高盛華) wrote:
    > than in Mandarin are used for the same meaning. For example: "to eat a
    > meal" in Mandarin: 吃飯 (chi1 fan4), in Minnan: 食飯(jia3 bng1). Other
    > Chinese languages (for example Hakka) use the same characters like
    > Minnan in this case.

    oops... have to correct myself here... he he... my memory is not the
    best... :-/
    Should be (jiah8 bng1)... bopomofo would be ㄐㄧㄚㆷˈ ㄅㆭ.
    The character 吃 also exists in Minnan and has the same pronounciation
    (jiah8), but a totaly different meaning than the Mandarin counterpart.

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