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Translation 1: morphology

Translation 2: syntax

Word List
Chaozhou Dialect
TRANSLATION 1: MORPHOLOGY

Language type  ISOLATING LANGUAGE

    Example:

U chek chia soi chiao kii ngo tia chek teng bo.
Have one CL small bird go find complete one CL hat
' A small bird found a hat. '


Morphological processes:

Process
Meaning
Example
Prefix
before person's name to indicate an intimate relationship.
A- Kiang
Compounding
Ang means 'red', bao means 'bag', angbao means 'a gift of money on New Years'
Angbao
Reduplication
intensifier
Tua 'big', tuatua 'bigger'





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