Hokkien Dialects

Some articles on hokkien dialects, hokkien:

Hokkien - Grammar
... Hokkien dialects are analytic in a sentence, the arrangement of words is important to its meaning ... verb then by an object), though this order is often violated because Hokkien dialects are topic-prominent ... Hokkien dialects preserve certain grammatical reflexes and patterns reminiscent of the broad stage of Archaic Chinese ...
Hokkien - Grammar - Pronouns
... Hokkien dialects differ in their preferred choice of pronouns ... lí (你) is standard in Taiwanese Hokkien, the Teochew loanword lú (汝) is more common among Hokkien-speaking communities in Southeast Asia ... Personal pronouns found in the Hokkien dialects are listed below Person Singular Plural First person 我 góa 阮1, 3gún, góan 咱2, 3 or 俺 lán or án 我儂 góa-lâng Second person 你 lí 汝 lú 恁 lín ...
Hokkien - Vocabulary - Loanwords
... Loanwords are not unusual among Hokkien dialects, as speakers readily adopted indigenous terms of the languages they came in contact with ... that are not mutually comprehensible among Hokkien dialects ... Taiwanese Hokkien, as a result of linguistic contact with Japanese and aboriginal languages, contains many loanwords from these languages ...