December 3, 2017

Sunday Humour: Learning Hokkien

Category: Entertainment

How wonderful can a language be?  

Source: Twitter Newsfeed

 

Well, Hokkien is not my native language and I don’t know how accurate the above really is. If it is, it is pretty cool  but I can’t tell because I don’t know enough. I am though, very fluent with its truly harsh and crude curse words.

I do at least know that the above are not bad, curse words. The word “tin” there refers to a metal container used for storing biscuits.

But I digress. 

What I initially wanted to say was that Hokkien, one of the Chinese dialects used in Asia comes with 5 to 7 tones. Which means one word can be said in 5 to 9 different ways. 

Good luck figuring the tones out if you are tone deaf. Here’s to a week of your kong filled with love! 


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  1. I think I’ll just stick with English. I have a hard enough time getting that right let alone learning kong kong kong kong kong….

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