As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

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As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby imbecilica » Wed 22 Apr 2009 8:36 am

You know what I mean! :mrgreen: If you know a Vietnamese friend, check out their name. Some of the most hilarious names and words I've come across are:

Phúc Kiến sounds like F*cking but means Hokkien (Fujian).
Phục Dụ sounds like F*ck you but means Service.
Mỹ Quốc in northern dialect sounds like My cock. :twisted:

Check out these hilarious names:

Phúc or Phước Kiệt sounds like F*ck it.
Phúc or Phước Mỹ sounds like F*ck me.
Phúc or Phước Du sounds like F*ck you.
Mai Hồ sounds like My ho.

Then there are countless other examples.
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby philly_boy » Wed 22 Apr 2009 11:59 am

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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Apr 2009 12:47 am

imbecilica wrote:Phục Dụ sounds like F*ck you but means Service.

Phúc or Phước Du sounds like F*ck you.

Not in the northern dialect, which is the prestige dialect for Vietnam (of course you know that, but not everyone reading this topic does ;) ). I suppose most of the Vietnamese diaspora speak a southern or central dialect, however.
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby imbecilica » Sat 25 Apr 2009 4:59 am

:? The only reason why the Northern Dialect is considered the standard dialect is because they invaded South Vietnam. There are just as many speakers of the Southern as there are Northern speakers. For me though, I prefer the Southern or Central dialect (the most mysterious of them). The northern dialect is just too odd for me. :mrgreen: But for historical reasons such as the fact that the Vietnamese civilisation was centred in the northern regions, then yes the Northern dialect should be the prestige dialect.
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby Sobekhotep » Sat 25 Apr 2009 11:25 pm

imbecilica wrote:The only reason why the Northern Dialect is considered the standard dialect is because they invaded South Vietnam.

Yeah. It's too bad the American troops weren't able to stop it. :(
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby imbecilica » Sun 26 Apr 2009 9:24 am

The VC and the northerners had the advantage of having women and child fighters, how immoral.
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby telal » Sun 26 Apr 2009 1:42 pm

This thread is a waste of KBs.
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby Neqitan » Sun 26 Apr 2009 3:34 pm

telal wrote:This thread is a waste of KBs.

Hmm? "KBs"?
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby Epp » Sun 26 Apr 2009 5:00 pm

Kilobytes?
But, but; it's not only-only, you know!
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Re: As if Vietnamese orthography isn't bad enough!

Postby Neqitan » Mon 27 Apr 2009 5:03 am

Epp wrote:Kilobytes?

Oh yeah, thanks. :)
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