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In a message dated 2003:09:09 06:56:24 PM, [log in to unmask] writes:

>Quoting J Y S Czhang <[log in to unmask]>:
>
>> >ii) if so, do the Chinese have a special term for the ship-types
>> >we westerners call "junks"
>
>>     Cantonese, Mandarin, or Hakka, etc. ??? There are many regionalects
>to choose from... esp'ly along the coast and along the big river systems.
>
>Any for which you know the answer! :-)

    Cantonese [ _gwong dung wa_] (simple Romanization):

        junk, Chinese boat - _faan suen_

        boat - _suen_

        deck of ship - _gaap ban_

        deck of cards - _pe paai_

        game - _yau hei_

        to gamble - _do bok_

        guitar - _git ta_

        "Careful!" - _Yan jue!_

        gun - _cheung_


    hehe ;)


---  ` ,, ` ,, ` ,, `  ` ,~->

Hanuman Zhang, _Gomi no sensei_ [Master of junk]
http://www.boheme-magazine.net

 _junk_ : i. discards, rubbish, anything of little value, ii. slang: heroin
...
    [Middle English: origin unknown]
 _junk_ : Chinese boat [obsolete French _juncque_ <= Portuguese _junco_ <=
Dutch  _jonk_ <= Javanese __djong_ (modern "jong") ]

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