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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 6:21 pm    Post subject: Does anyone here speak Cantonese, and if so... Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone involved with the site or any of us fans can speak Cantonese? If so, I was wondering if we could get a translation page going for the Cantonese dialogue in the movie. (particularly some of Lo Pan's exclamations, Wang Chi's dialogue, and curiosities like what Egg Shen says to the bus driver when he sees the Pork Chop Express coming.) I got hooked on the ill-fated Firefly TV show and in that show they used terrible cursewords and vulgar phrases, but in Mandarin. (albeit poorly pronounced) I happened to come across a great website that has a wonderfully detailed breakdown and translation:

http://fireflychinese.kevinsullivansite.net/

http://emungere.compromisingpositions.net/firefly/firefly_dictionary.html

I was wondering if we could work on something similar?
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually watched parts of the film on DVD when I was in China and asked a native speaker if they could recognize any of the words. She noted that Carter Wong (Thunder) spoke with a distinctive Southern Chinese dialect, but couldn't understand it, since she spoke a different form of Mandarin.
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I asked something similar awhile back, and we had a poster that translated some of the scenes for us. It was pretty cool.

Check it out: http://wingkong.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=46
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Rover
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha, cool! Thanks for sharing!
Anyone has any idea what's actually written on the door? You know, with the "Keep out" joke? And also, when Thunder dies, there're a lot of lightening, and in the end you can see a little Chinese writing, anyone knows what it says? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rover wrote:
When Thunder dies, there're a lot of lightening, and in the end you can see a little Chinese writing, anyone knows what it says? Very Happy


You mean Lightning. When Thunder dies, he just explodes! Laughing

Check out this thread for some of your answers:

http://wingkong.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=23

Welcome to the Forum, Rover! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I meant Lightning, I guess I mixed them up! Thankie for the welcome, and the link Smile
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