Thursday, March 3, 2011

Basic Course: Lesson 7 Dialogue (Kaiping)

Here’s the lesson seven dialogue retranscribed according to the Kaping dictionary.

1 A: 幾好喇嗎? Gī hō lā-ma?
  B: 幾好呀。你呢? Gī hō ā. Nei nē?
  A: 幾好。 Gī hō.
2 A: 你去唔去街呀? Nei hui m̈-hui gại* a?
  B: 去,我去街。 Hui, ngoi hui gại*.
3 A: 佢去街,佢去做乜呀? Kui hui gại*, kui hui du mōt a?
  B: 佢去街,佢去買鷄。 Kui hui gại*, kui hui mai gai.
4 A: 逽買鷄唔買呢? Nịak mai gai m̈-mai nē?
  B: 唔買,哦唔買鷄。 M̈-mai, ngọi m̈-mai gai.
5 A: 佢唔買鷄,佢買乜呢? Kui m̈-mai gai, kui mai mōt nē?
  B: 佢唔買鷄,佢買米。 Kui m̈-mai gai, kui mai māi.
6 A: 你吃飯嗎? Nei hiak fàn ma?
  B: 唔吃,我唔吃飯。 M̈-hiak, ngoi m̈-hiak fàn.
7 A: 逽唔吃飯,逽吃乜呢? Nịak m̈-hiak fàn, nịak hiak mōt nē?
  B: 哦唔吃飯,哦吃粉。 Ngọi m̈-hiak fàn, ngọi hiak fūn.
8 A: 你買鷄嗎? Nei mai gai ma?
  B: 唔買,我唔買鷄。 M̈-mai, ngoi m̈-mai gai.
9 A: 乃個買米呀? Nại-goi mai māi a?
  B: 佢買米。 Kui mai māi.
10 A: 我走囉。 Ngoi dāu lo.
  B: 慢慢行! Màn-màn* häng!

As with the previous post, the differences between the accents here are few. You should note the tone difference in 逽 (nịak rather than nìak) that I mentioned in the last post. Another recurring theme is the I-E accent distinction. In this dialogue, 你 is pronounced as nei, whereas the Basic Course would pronounce this character as ni.

1 comment:

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