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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby OldBoring » 2018-05-13, 19:19

wait... is this Vijay's TAC or ksiezycowy (or how the heck it's spelled)'s thread?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-13, 19:24

It's mine, duh.

I took over Vijay's TAC, remember?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-13, 19:44

I don't think he was around at the time. :P
księżycowy wrote:I wish that other ROC site was still up, so we could translate those lessons.

Maybe the pdfs and audio are on the Internet Archive though. Worth a shot anyway. :hmm:

If you send me the URL, maybe I can look it up. Unless you want to.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-13, 22:35

More Hakka:

Hau3 giu3 mo2 gian4 nê2, zêu a4 nai4 yê2 da3 gung4 hi4 yê2?
Long time no see! Did you get a part-time job there?

Song4 gê4 naiad6 pên2 yu1 giai4 sau4 ngai2 hi4 ê2 qiung2 kêu3 yia5 gian1 gung1 cong3 zo4 gung1.
Last month, my friend recommended me to work at a factory in Songkou (Qiung2 Kêu3).

Hi4 dau4 gê4 yê2 yi4 m2 dêd5 han2 hê4 mê1?
It was busy once you got there, wasn't it?

Hê4 guo4 m2 dêd5 han2, bud5 guo4 zo4 dêd5 hau3 koi1 xim1. Hê4 vo3, n2 an3 gui3 xiên1 li1 han2 hau3 a4 mo2?
It's kind of busy, but I'm happy to work there. By the way, is business still going well for you?

N2 hau3 yu1 xim1. han2 guo4 dêd5 hi4.
Thanks for your concern. It's going okay.

Dui4 2 cu4, ngai2 han2 oi4 hi4 pan4 did5 si4, zai4 gian4!
Sorry, I still need to take care of a few things. Bye!

Dêd5 han2 loi2 co1, zai4 gian4!
Stop by when you get a chance! Bye!

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-13, 22:51

This was what I believe to be the link I was talking about before:
http://3w.naer.edu.tw/education/t-language-1.jsp

It doesn't seem to be working anymore. I don't know if that's because the site is down, or the content was taken down, or just moved.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-13, 22:57

Yeah, it's archived: https://web.archive.org/web/20171104065 ... uage-1.jsp. It was up just last year, though. :?

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-13, 23:03

I've found the updated link to the main page: https://www.naer.edu.tw/bin/home.php
Not sure if they still host the materials or not, but perhaps between the two of us we can figure it out.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-13, 23:15

Well, I got as far as this...I'll see what else I can come up with.

Speaking of Hakka...here's the rest of what's actually transcribed in the other link. :P

Additional vocabulary:

N2 hau3 - hello
ngiong4 ê2 - how are you
lau3 si1 hau3 - hello, teacher
hau3 xiên1 hang2 - take care, farewell
dêd5 han2 - (to be) free, to have time
m2 dêd5 han2 - (to) not (be) free, to not have time
dên3 ha4 zai4 gian4 - see you later
hau3 do1 qia4 - thank you very much
sêd6 lê2 mo2 - have you eaten
kian4 kian4 nê2 loi2 - I wish you good health/stay healthy

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-14, 21:10

How the hell could I forget about Taishanese! :shock:

And of course it has /ɬ/, so I'm instantly in love. :<3:

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-14, 21:31

I dunno. How could you? :wicked:

Where are you going to find resources for it, though...oh wait...is that my next challenge? :P

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-14, 21:38

Nah, I found the DLI Basic Course and audio, all freely downloadable online.

I can share links if you (or anyone for that matter) want.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-15, 0:31

:totalshock:
Want. (Since this is Chinese, I don't have to say "yes" ;)).

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby OldBoring » 2018-05-15, 6:58

I wonder if you can still find Taishanese speakers in Murka or if they all switched to Cantonese by now (if they didn't become bananas).

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-16, 1:23

What about it, księżycowy? :)

どうもありがとうございます!

UniLang doesn't really have a good bowing smiley, so I'll let these folks do the bowing for me. :P
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1K_UvEOFHg
OldBoring wrote:I wonder if you can still find Taishanese speakers in Murka or if they all switched to Cantonese by now (if they didn't become bananas).

Sure you can! In fact, I think the only Taishanese song I've ever posted may be from Boston. :P And this lady is in New York and says that although the Taishanese community is dying out, there are still a lot of Taishanese in New York:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-Kp4yUWsU4

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-16, 1:27

vijayjohn wrote:What about it, księżycowy? :)

I was just sharing more Chinese stuffs.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

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księżycowy wrote:
vijayjohn wrote:What about it, księżycowy? :)

I was just sharing more Chinese stuffs.

Doh shiah! :)

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby księżycowy » 2018-05-16, 15:05

So I've been paying some attention to the characters used in the Taiwanese Made Easier lessons and I've noticed a few interesting things:
伊 is written as 他 or 她 (i - he/she)
阮 is written as 我們 (goán - we)
咱 is written as 我們 (lán - inclusive we)
無 is written as 馬 (bô - question particle)
[And there are plenty of other examples. :hmm: ]

I know you're far from an expert on Taiwanese Hokkien, but I'm curious if you might know anything about this? We've discussed the dialects being written more before.

INB4: I know that dialects are not generally standardized (especially when it comes to the written versions), certainly not as much as Mandarin.

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Re: TAC 2018 - Vijay

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-05-17, 3:58

Those are just translations into Mandarin.
無 is written as (bô - question particle)

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