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English translation: Wang Rong-sian, Wang Cian-min

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Chinese term or phrase:Taiwanese name spell
English translation:Wang Rong-sian, Wang Cian-min
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01:57 Feb 20, 2005
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Chinese term or phrase: Taiwanese name spell
王荣显、汪倩玟
I've asked some Taiwan people but found out they all said,"Sorry, I don't know". I'd like to find pinyin spellings for them, such as "Hsue" for "徐".
SunnyShirley
Local time: 21:57
Wang Rong-sian, Wang Cian-min
Explanation:
According to the new national Taiwanese standard adopted last year, Tongyong Pinyin (通用拼音), they should be spelled Wang Rong-sian and Wang Cian-min. This standard is not really being enorced (yet?), so they would most probably be spelled using a bastardized Wade-Giles spelling, thus: Wang Jung-hsien and Wang Chien-min. This, by the way, would be the way I transcribe them in my work as a translator at Taipei Times.

In Chinese Pinyin, it would of course be Wang Rongxian and Wang Qianmin.

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Note added at 47 mins (2005-02-20 02:44:48 GMT)
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If you want to pronounce it wen, then the spelling is the same as in Chinese Pinyin: wen.

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Note added at 52 mins (2005-02-20 02:50:24 GMT)
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If you want to pronounce it wen, then the spelling is the same as in Chinese Pinyin: wen.
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Perry Svensson
Taiwan
Local time: 21:57
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Wang Rong-sian, Wang Cian-min


Explanation:
According to the new national Taiwanese standard adopted last year, Tongyong Pinyin (通用拼音), they should be spelled Wang Rong-sian and Wang Cian-min. This standard is not really being enorced (yet?), so they would most probably be spelled using a bastardized Wade-Giles spelling, thus: Wang Jung-hsien and Wang Chien-min. This, by the way, would be the way I transcribe them in my work as a translator at Taipei Times.

In Chinese Pinyin, it would of course be Wang Rongxian and Wang Qianmin.

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Note added at 47 mins (2005-02-20 02:44:48 GMT)
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If you want to pronounce it wen, then the spelling is the same as in Chinese Pinyin: wen.

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Note added at 52 mins (2005-02-20 02:50:24 GMT)
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If you want to pronounce it wen, then the spelling is the same as in Chinese Pinyin: wen.

Perry Svensson
Taiwan
Local time: 21:57
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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