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Chaozhou Dialect
A Story from Mr. Green

(1)
Chupi kai lokciang mia tco A che.

Neighbor of worker's name is Mr.Green
My neigbor's worker name is Mr. Green


(2) I o khi ua thia ta cajik u cek kai capou hou polik lia khii poliklong.

He tell give I listern that yesterday have one CL girl PASSIVE policeman take go police station.

He told me that yesterday a girl was taken to the police station.


(3)
I ta i li bo mingliang. 

He said he no face-bright

He said he really lost face.


(4) Lengcai tci kai mae lia khii si A Ang, ka A che to tang kai tiheng chuksi.

find-out  this CL arrest go is Miss Ang, Mr. Green at same CL place born

He found out that that girl was Miss Daeng, a girl who was born in the same place as him.


(5)
Ua ming I ta tconi A Ang tia lia. 

I ask he that why A Ang PASSIVE take

I asked Mr. Green why Miss Daeng was arrested.


(6)
A che ciu ta A Ang khii taukhia I thaukae kai ci.

Mr. Green so say A Ang go steal he employer of money

He answered that she stole her employer's money.


(7)
A che ciu tcai ta A Ang kai thaukae si hujing .

Mr. Green so again say A Ang of employer is Khunying

Mr. Green continued telling me that Miss Daeng's employer is a Khunying. (used with female who has high social status)


(8)
I kai lai u no lai ka jichap ji ko. I kai lai si tcek tua lo, bae kai.

She of house have two rai (a Thai measure word,equal to 1600 square meters) and twenty-two wa(Thai measure word , equal to two meters) She of house is one big  CL., white CL

Khunying's house is a big white house with the area of two rai twenty square wa.


(9) A tche li meng ua ta li oi pak tci kaenang boe?

Mr. Green so ask I that you have known this family-members QUES ?

Mr. Green asked me whether or not I knew people in this house.


(10) Ua li ing ta i kai lai tuai ka kang cojikae ua li oi sia bak.

I so reply that he of house close and canal together I so have known

I replied that if he meant the house that is close to the canal, I knew it very well.


(11) Ci kaeneng kai hujing i mia tco A To' ang.

this family-members of Khunying she name call Miss Pink.

The owner is Khunying Pink.


(12) I ha pha kob, ha chiang karaoke. I huisia ak lae ko kiam.

She love play golf, love sing karaoke. She habit strict and also mean.

She loves playing golf, loves singing karaoke, but she is very strict and mean.





Language Documentation Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa 2005