Monday, February 28, 2011

Where is Teo Chew?

The question should be more like: "where does Teo Chew people come from?" or "where does people who speak Teo Chew originate from?"
1. Teo Chew people are all over the globe
2. Our language might just be more central to what bind us all, more than anything else.

Note: this is coming from the younger generation's perspective; especially from those who does not reside in China, possibly residing in Australia, America, Europe etc

Look for 潮州 on the map! That's the Chinese character for Teo Chew. In English there can be numerous ways of spelling depending on which language you're translating from.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Similar Pronunciation:★★★ - Haksaeng

Let's start this blog off with a word that's exactly the same in both language, to just illustrate the mysteriously similar pronunciation.

Note: i'm going to to rate similarity on a scale of 3
★★★ pronunciation being exactly the same in both language
★★ Korean pronunciation more similar to Teo Chew than Mandarin
★ Korean pronunciation just as similar to Mandarin, as it is to Teo Chew

A simple sentence like: "I'm a student." will quite easily illustrate how the two languages are different, and why it wouldn't be easy for all to notice any similiarity between the two languages.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Has anyone ever noticed any word(s) that sounds similar in Teo Chew and Korean? ...It's not just me, right?!

I'm a Teo Chew-nang and in the midst of my kpop/kdrama lovin' i've picked up a few similar words between the two languages. I know... To say that Korean words sound like Teo Chew words, can also be the same as saying "Korean words originated from Chinese characters... blah blah" to some.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011