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cantonese vernacular... in writing!
Thread poster: Kvasir

Kvasir
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Aug 26, 2003

WOW,

This is a great and rare resource to learn vernacular cantonese idioms/grammar and you can actually see the phrases written out in characters (except for a few)!

Unfortunately, the site is in Japanese. But i'm sure most here can get a jizz of the meaning from the kanji if you don't know Japanese.

Please post more cantonese vernacular idioms resources here on this thread if you find them.

Enjoy!

-kvasir

http://www.sol.dti.ne.jp/~nanaindo/sub2.html
(note there are quite a few typos on this site and the cantonese characters are in japanese kanji, which don't neccessary represent the traditional characters used in HK)

[Edited at 2003-08-26 18:21]


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brightex
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Enjoyable Aug 29, 2003

Yeah, it's fun. But only just for fun. There is no system at all and you cannot use it as a grossery. Thanks.

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Kvasir
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still fun. Aug 31, 2003

brightex wrote:
There is no system at all and you cannot use it as a grossery.


indeed, there is no official way to write vernacular cantonese, and there is only a very narrow and niche audience where this will be used. Though there are many words that have been created, accepted and generally recognised by most HK people.

but it\'s still fun to see finally フ杠 written in text. I\'ve actually learned a few words from there.

-kvasir


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