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Hoisanva (Taishanese) 台山話 – Lesson 1

Preface Hoisanva 台山話 occupies a unique position in Chinese dialects. According to Professor Horowitz, a visiting professor of Chinese Classics in Columbia University in 1958, it is probably the only dialect that is very close to the dialect that was spoken during the Spring and Autumn period in Chinese history, about 2,500 years ago. Other…

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What’s new

What’s new

With great pleasure we would like to announce that Gene, a renowned linguist, has agreed to share the lessons he developed on Hoisanva or Taishanese (台山話). Each lesson is accompanied by an audio file which the student can listen to while following the lesson. We…

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Chinese school classmates

Chinese school classmates

In early November received an email from my friend John. It was one of those forwarded emails with a string of email addresses. That day I did something out of the ordinary, besides reading the email I browsed through the list of email addresses. In…

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Map gallery

Map gallery

Over the years visitors to our forums had contributed many maps of Siyi and the surrounding regionals. The biggest contributor, however, is Henry Tom, one of our moderators. The forums…

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The genealogy trail

The genealogy trail

The Chinese have been known for keeping detail genealogy records. It is generally accepted that the longest continuous Chinese genealogy record belongs to descendants of Confucius. It is not uncommon,…

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Chinese Genealogy

Chinese Genealogy

This site is devoted to the genealogy of Chinese families from an area of Guangdong, China (中國廣東)commonly known as Siyi (四邑) or four counties. The counties are Xinhui (新會), Taishan…

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Hoisanva (Taishanese) 台山話 – Lesson 13

Poems 李白 – 静夜思 Lī Bàk – Dèin Yèh Xü 床前明月光. 疑是地上霜. 举头望明月. 低头思故乡. 床前明月光. 疑是地上霜. 舉頭望明月. 低頭思故鄉. Chõng tẽin mẽin ngùt göng. Ngĩ sì ì sèng söng. Guī hẽo…

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Village Database (鄉村資料庫)

This village database is made possible thanks to the efforts of many people. Most noticeable are: Henry Tom without whom the map coordinates wouldn’t be possible Doug Joe for coordinating…

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Au (區/歐)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Chung Hing Heung (中興鄉) Kark Hang (格亨) 22 32 30 N, 113 14 00 E Heung Shan (香山) Sun Chuen (新村) 22 17 30 N,…

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Au Yeung (歐陽)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Chung Hing Heung (中興鄉) Sai Hang (西亨) 22 32 30 N, 113 14 00 E Fung Fau Heung (豐阜鄉) Ma Tze (麻子) 22 33 00…

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Bau (鮑)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Fung Shan (鳳山) Pak Shek (白石) 22 16 30 N, 113 26 30 E Heung Shan (香山) Shan Cheung (山場) 22 17 30 N, 113…

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Chan (陳)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Bong Ping Heung (邦平鄉) Wa Kwong Miu (華光廟) 22 38 00 N, 113 10 30 E Cheung Kwan (將軍) Nam Shan (南山) 22.429833,113.363285 Cheung Kwan…

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Chao (巢)

SUNWEI/XINHUI (新會/新会) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Hong Chai (康濟) Fuk kai (福溪) 22 21 00 N, 113 26 30 E Hong Chai (康濟) Ngoi Kai Chung (外界涌) 22 21 00 N,…

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Cheng (鄭)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Hong Chai (康濟) Lik Kai (瀝溪) 22 21 00 N, 113 26 30 E Hong Chai (康濟) Ngoi Kai Chung (外界涌) 22 21 00 N,…

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Cheuk (卓)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Chung Shan Kong (中山港) Ngan Hang (銀坑) 22 23 30 N, 113 30 30 E SUNWEI/XINHUI (新會/新会) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Cheung Kwan (將軍) Fa Tei…

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Cheung (張)

CHUNGSHAN/ZHONGSHAN (中山) HEUNG VILLAGE COORDINATES Cheung Kwan (將軍) Fa Tei (花地) 22 14 00 N, 113 24 30 E Cheung Kwan (將軍) Nam Shan (南山) 22 14 00 N, 113…

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