Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

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CarenL
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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by CarenL » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:12 am

It's good for kids to know their dialects so they'll know their family origin and also keep their feet on the ground. It's also best to pass it to them so our dialects will not be forgotten in the future.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by chenlaoshi » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:16 pm

Not sure if this has been shared before:

Wouldn't have been able to communicate with my grandmothers without dialect since that's the only language they spoke.

Fellow Teochew 'nang', can have a look at this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SGTCN/

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by CalvinS » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:51 pm

chenlaoshi wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:16 pm
Not sure if this has been shared before:

Wouldn't have been able to communicate with my grandmothers without dialect since that's the only language they spoke.

Fellow Teochew 'nang', can have a look at this FB page: https://www.facebook.com/SGTCN/
Very inspiring video. Will let kids watch this so they will know the importance of knowing our dialects. :goodpost:

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by lim.amanda » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 pm

Personally, I picked up hokkien by listening to converstions as I grow up.
Able to communicate in hokkien rather fluently now so I guess I will be doing the same thing to my kids in the future!.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by Gilian039 » Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:32 am

lim.amanda wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Personally, I picked up hokkien by listening to converstions as I grow up.
Able to communicate in hokkien rather fluently now so I guess I will be doing the same thing to my kids in the future!.
Nowadays, it can be your edge when you know more than 2 languages. You'll never know when you needed it the most!


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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by floppy » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:49 pm

lim.amanda wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Personally, I picked up hokkien by listening to converstions as I grow up.
Able to communicate in hokkien rather fluently now so I guess I will be doing the same thing to my kids in the future!.
Personally, I picked up Hokkien by listening to conversations in the army.
Able to swear in Hokkien rather proficiently now. Not sure that would be something I want to do teach my kids in the future though :evil:

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by Nebbermind » Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:05 pm

lee_yl wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:52 pm
It is a pity that our children do not speak dialects nowadays.

I was wondering why not start with Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK), to set up an interview panel (for a coveted place in one of their primary schools) to interview the kids in Hokkien and the kids must answer in Hokkien. Only those deserving ones can get in under phase 2B.

SHHK : What is your name? (in Hokkien)
Xiao Ming: Wa kio xiao ming.
SHHK : How old are you?
Xiao Ming: luck huay (6 yo)
SHHK: What is your hobby?
Xiao Ming: Tuck kiu (football)

I find it interesting if the SHHK can help promote Hokkien among our younger generations. Better than just be a Hokkien in name, registered in SHHK schools but ah boy ah girl can’t speak a single word of Hokkien.
floppy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:49 pm
Personally, I picked up Hokkien by listening to conversations in the army.
Able to swear in Hokkien rather proficiently now. Not sure that would be something I want to do teach my kids in the future though :evil:
Xiao Ming : Oi! KNN! ler mern an ni zueh KSML?!

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by Czeec80 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:26 am

I learned Hokkien through listening conversations when I was younger. I am not proficient by I understand it a little bit. I share it with my kids too!

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by leon T » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:53 pm

i learned cantonese through watching hk drama when i was a kid. we tend to pick up a language faster when young, with right guidance, being exposed to dialects wont affect their learning of english and chinese.

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Re: Kids knowing their dialects. What is your take?

Post by Joanne25 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:35 am

We can always expose our children to different mediums where they can learn our dialects like watching videos online. But it is also best we can teach them personally so you become part of his/her journey as they learn the language

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