Links/bookmarks

I’d like to share all my bookmarked link collection:

粵my blog

Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻
Dashboard ‹ Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻 — WordPress
PanDeCaille_新浪博客
Cantonese the Clever Way
Mein Kantonesisch Projekt

粵other’s blog

Gwai-lo Cantonese
fsi cantonese | A fine WordPress.com site
Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese | Politically Incorrect Views from Hong Kong
Expat Lingo | Observations of a Serial Expat. American. China. England. Hong Kong.
WordPress.com
Guide to Cantonese
Cantonese with Hong Konger | Resources for Cantonese learners. Do leave me question, I will reply shortly.
Cantonese Learning Experiences – Cantonese Revision Sheets

粵IME

粵雙Jyutsoeng

粵雙Jyutsoeng | Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻
粵語雙拼聲韻輸入法方案(粵雙)Cantonese Initial-Final-IME (Jyutsoeng) – 粵拼、字碼及輸入法 Cantonese Computing – 粵語協會討論區 粵語|廣東話|廣州話|論壇|討論 – Powered by Discuz!

粵拼輸入法Jyutping IME

粵語拼音輸入法 – 維基百科,自由的百科全書
Cantonese Phonetic IME – Cantonese Pinyin Input Software –
CantoInput
[下載]粵語協會發佈 輕鬆粵語輸入法 V2.1 – 粵拼、字碼及輸入法 Cantonese Computing – 粵語協會討論區 粵語|廣東話|廣州話|論壇|討論 – Powered by Discuz!

粵input entries

dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32882273/yedict_20100108.u8

粵self-made IME

Search – SCIM
scim jyutping input with compound words
CantoInput — new version — Hack by me!
Finally found a great Cantonese IME
輸入法 – 小小輸入法 – Powered by PHPWind
使用幫助 | 輸入法 – 小小輸入法 – Powered by PHPWind

粵Anki

Chinese Word List – CantoDict
Anki – friendly, intelligent flashcards

粵forum

Cantonese Learning and Discussion Forums
粵語協會討論區 粵語|廣東話|廣州話|論壇|討論 – Powered by Discuz!
粵語論壇 – 聲同小語種論壇 – Powered by phpwind

粵tones

Learn Cantonese » Pronunciation #2 – The Cantonese Tones
Tones | Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻
Kantonesische Sprache – Wikipedia

粵text to speech

RhinoSpike : Queue
Nuance – Vocalizer 5 – Interactive Demo
CU Vocal – Home
Ekho

粵songs

那些年 – Google-Suche
jacky cheung張學友—你的名字我的姓氏( – YouTube
(R-18) 學廣東話 – 黃明志 Learn Cantonese by Namewee feat. Vienna Lin [ASIA MOST WANTED 亞洲通緝] 專輯 – YouTube
Romanized Cantonese Karaoke

粵subtitles

real Cantonese subtitles | Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻
SAVEVIDEO.ME: download youtube video, download vimeo, facebook and more!
Hong Kong movies with Cantonese subtitles?

粵vs.Mandarin

A Brief Comparison of Cantonese vs. Mandarin
Cantonese language, pronunciation and special characters
Cantonese Learning and Discussion Forums :: Search – Mandarin comparison
The Rutgers Scholar
Speaking Mandarin with Cantonese pronunciation – WordReference Forums
Cantonese Chinese Language Review
cantonese mandarin pronunciation comparison – Google-Suche

粵fun

綜藝大哥大 陳奕迅之DUO你老母好嗎 – YouTube
Cheap友与女友通话 粤语中文字幕粗口版 – YouTube
Learn KICK ASS Chinese – YouTube

粵dictionary

Chinese Parser – CantoDict
中英對照香港學校中文學習基礎字詞 Lexical Items with Eng. Explanations for Fundamental Chin. Learning in HK Schools
Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese | Politically Incorrect Views from Hong Kong
Word dictionary – cantonese – MDBG English to Chinese dictionary

粵download dictionary

Cantonese-English Stardict Finally Completed! « 廣府話小研究Cantonese Resources
Offline Cantonese Dictionaries – Cantonese Learning Resources

粵wiki

Cantonese profanity – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cantonese slang – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hong Kong Cantonese – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Written Cantonese – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cantonese grammar – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

粵characters

Character List – CantoDict
www.hkpcug.org/~quintus/cjk/Cantonese.utf8.txt
MDBG English to Chinese dictionary
粵語字各種打字法及解釋大全(2007賀歲版)
粵語字列表 – 維基百科,自由的百科全書

粵readings

Wikipedia:正文 – 維基百科,自由嘅百科全書
Written Cantonese Wiki
新不如舊 – Written Cantonese Wiki
It’s easy to cook at home | Blog | 粵語 廣州話 廣府話 港式廣東話 Cantonese Language – Yahoo! Blog
Written Cantonese Magazine/Comics
飯氣劇場
「阿呢」漫畫🙂 – Other’s blogs by month – Yahoo! Blog
粵獨嘅吶喊 ! JyùtDùk gê Nàaphâam ! Cantonese Independent Voice ! 粵嚟粵掂原著文集 | 要睇更詳盡同最新粵獨資訊,請借助VPN或者匿名代理穿牆嚟臨: 大粵民國臨時政府論壇(http://namyuekok.freeforums.org/
白話文版–>《出師表》<–粵語版 – 飛天燒豬的日誌 – 網易博客
盧總有嘢講
Blog | 從「小」講粵語 – Yahoo! Blog
大粵獨立建國論壇 (大粵本土粵人請借助VPN或者匿名代理穿牆訪問) The Cantonian People Independence & Establishment of National Forum – 首頁
夜話粵獨 Nightly Cantonese Opinion
Language Log » Identifying written Cantonese

粵learning material

Cantonese Starting/Beginner Resources | Clever Cantonese 粵語好叻
Podcasts: Naked Cantonese
cantonese – So you want to learn a language
Language e-books – So you want to learn a language
01 – Special Basics-Cantonese Learning Web
Internet Archive Search: cantonese
Cantonese e-Books
Learn Cantonese with FSI (Foreign Service Institute) Chinese Lessons
粵語學習網-學粵語mp3-視頻教程-歌曲-廣東話
粵語學習課程-粵語學習網
jlu.wbtrain.com – /sumtotal/language/DLI basic courses/Cantonese/Basic Course/
Sidney Lau Cantonese – SkyDrive
Cantonese Language Learning Pack torrent – Google-Suche
FSI Language Courses – Cantonese
Uz-Translations – Language Portal : Educational materials
【完成】粵語會話三月通[轉載] – 專輯 – 優酷視頻
SAVEVIDEO.ME: download youtube video, download vimeo, facebook and more!
Cantonese Dictionary Online Translation LEXILOGOS >>

粵Youtube learning

Cantonese – YouTube
Cantonesepod’s channel – YouTube

粵advanced listening

Cantonese Radio in the UK?
SBS Podcasts : Yourlanguage: Cantonese
你今日化咗未 – 倫敦華語 London Huayu
rthk.hk 香港電台網站: 正斗中文
BBC – Podcasts and Downloads – Newsweek (Cantonese)
倫敦國際廣播電 – SPECTRUM 558 – 主頁
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Cantonese Initial-Final-IME (Jyutsoeng) 粵語雙拼聲韻輸入法方案 (粵雙) 3

I made some few changes:

烏 became 戶 and 魚  became  于

靴 is now placed on the ( [ )-key, 𠵇 on the ( ] )-key and 才 on the ( ‘ )-key.

The special key is now shift+( ‘ )

赤 became 力 and is now shift+L

For all 粵雙 Jyutsoeng parts please click HERE.

粵語雙拼聲韻輸入法方案 粵雙 3 Cantonese Initial-Final-IME (Jyutsoeng)

粵雙 鍵盤 Jyutsoeng Keyboard 粵語雙拼聲韻輸入法方案 3 Cantonese Initial-Final-IME

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Cantonese Initial-Final-IME (Jyutsoeng) 粵語雙拼聲韻輸入法方案 (粵雙) 2

For all 粵雙 Jyutsoeng parts please click HERE.

I updated the keyboard layout by changing 白 to 百, and I added Yale and Jyutping Romanization to it…

(Right-click the images and open them in a new tab)

If someone notices a mistake please tell me!^^

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粵雙鍵盤2

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Cantonese Initial-Final-IME Idea (Jyutsoeng) 粵語雙拼輸入法方案 (粵雙) 1

I already posted about my idea to create a Double Jyutping IME (2 key strokes to 1 character), but now I decided to make my IME independent from any romanization system for Cantonese:
The input principle is easy explained:
First key stroke: initial sound of the syllable
Second key stroke: final sound of the syllable
Therefore you only need to press two keys in order to get one character.
Those syllables which do not have any initial sound (like 安): First press 無 (x-key) and then the final sound. For 唔 first press 米 (m-key) and then 無 (x-key).
I haven’t created this computer IME, yet, it’s just the idea how I’d like to place all initial and final sounds on the keyboard. Please look at the pictures below. I hope it’s enough self-explanatory, I appreciate every question and I will also post more explanations later on.

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粵雙鍵盤

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Top 5 words in Cantonese that sound rude in English

5 excellent words in Cantonese you can remember using English mnemonics:

Edit: It’s not me in this video, it’s beardan76

Top 5 words in Cantonese that sound rude in English

And here my mnemonic rhymes:

著 [zoek3] wear, put on, be dressed in; clothing: This jerk wears clothes with… on it.

記得 [gei3dak1] to remember; to recall: The gay duck never remembers its last partner…

地鐵 [dei6tit3] subway; MTR: day tit: That’s how my day begins, being squeezed like tits.

市民 [si5man4] the residents of a city; citizens; townsfolk: seman: to reproduce the townsfolk (I chose a different word than in the video)

的確 [dik1 kok3] certainly, evidently: dick cock, being certainly more honest than you’d like to

Hope this post was not too disturbing. I believe that the more shocking a mnemo is the better you can remember the word…

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Cantonese Tones Part 9 (level tones, 1st 3rd 6th)

To discriminate the 3 level tones in Cantonese is not easy (especially between 3rd and 6th tone). I personally use the following method I’d like to share. Open this site: http://www.virtualpiano.net/ . Click on ‘main menue’ and then on ‘key assistant off’:

1st tone: The 1st tone begins on SOL and ends on SOL (high level tone). The SOL pitch is the highest and sounds a bit like a high ‘ding’ sound from an angle iron. It helps to say it extremely high at the beginning. Open the Virtual Piano site and press either 5, w, o or h on your computer keyboard. Find out which one fits most to your personal voice register: Play your personal SOL sound (either 5, w, o or h) on the piano and think about a high ‘ding’ sound from an angle iron. And hum it. Does it sound like a high ‘ding’ sound and you are still capable to hum it? So you most likely found you personal SOL sound. Stretch this sound while humming and you know your personal 1st tone.

3rd tone: The 3rd tone begins on MI and ends on MI (mid level tone). The MI pitch is in the very middle of your voice register. If you hum on MI it does not sound either too high or too low, just in the middle. Now stretch the humming sound and you might notice this too be a very relaxing meditating sound – “Ommm”. But make sure you don’t make it too low, otherwise it will be the 6th tone. It does not sound low at all. Now try to hum on SOL/ 1st tone you might notice this to be not relaxing at all. Open the Virtual Piano site and press either 3, 0, u, or f on your computer keyboard. Find out which one fits most to your personal voice register: Play your personal MI sound (either 3, 0, u, or f) on the piano and think about the relaxing meditating sound – “Ommm”. And hum it. Does it sound relaxing but not low and you are still able to hum it? So you most likely found you personal MI sound. Stretch this sound while humming and you know your personal 3rd tone.

6th tone: The 6th tone begins on RE and ends on RE (low level tone). The RE pitch is slightly lower than the MI pitch. If you hum on RE it does sound low but still a bit relaxing. Now stretch the humming sound and you might notice this to be a relaxing meditating sound – “Ommm” – like the 3rd tone – But it sounds a bit lower then the 3rd tone which does not sound low rather a bit high. Open the Virtual Piano site and press either 2, 9, y or d on your computer keyboard. Find out which one fits most to your personal voice register: Play your personal RE sound (either 2, 9, y or d) on the piano and compare ir with MI: So compare either: 32 or 09 or uy or fd. Hum it as if you were meditating on an “Ommm” sound. Now you might notice the RE pitch (=6th tone) sounds a bit lower than the MI pitch (=3rd tone) but still relaxing. The 6th tone is relaxing and low, the 3rd tone is relaxing but not low at all.

The level tones song: Now if you play or hum the 1st, 3rd and 6th tone in a row, it should sound like E(1st tone)PO(3rd tone)NA(6th tone) or DA(1st tone)KA(3rd tone)RA(6th tone) in the following song:

Epona’s Song エポナの歌

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The History of Hong Kong – Laszlo Montgomery

The China History Podcast by Laszlo Montgomery is really worth listening. I personally LOVE IT!!! Please visit his site and support him for doing this great work he shares to everyone for free.

For Cantonese learners the Hong Kong history parts might be of special interest:

The History of Hong Kong — Part 1 — Part 2  — Part 3  — Part 4  — Part 5  — Part 6  — Part 7  — Part 8  — Part 9  — Part 10

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