Hokkien/Baba Sayings for All Occasions
Penang's cultural hotchpotch is glued together by a distinctive creole known as Penang Hokkien. Although it's principally based on the dying Hokkien mother dialect of Fujian, it's mixed in Malay, English and Tamil to form a very distinctive dialect of its own. However to get the real flavour of the garrulous people who speak it, a book like this one is essential. The book's 101 pages include such gems as Ark Kha, Ark Chew (Duck's legs, duck's hands), i.e. clumsy, Ai Pangsa Ka-Lai Cho'ey Jamban (wanting to sh*t, then only searching for the toilet), i.e. Doing things at the last minute, Ai Th'au Chi'ak, Eh Hiau Chi't Ch'ooi (If you want to eat stolen food, you must learn how to cover your mouth) i.e. If you're unfaithful, you'd better know how to cover it up, etc.
Weight: 0.3 kg. * Post free within Malaysia.
Published by The Author, Penang 2005. First edition. ISBN: 9789834286613
Condition: New. Paperback