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A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones/heⁿ

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— héⁿ —

héⁿ10781283 An interrogative particle, implying a doubt.
sĭ héⁿ? That is so, is it? m̄ sĭ héⁿ? Is it not so then? hṳ́-kò̤ ío kṳ̆n héⁿ? That is nearer, isn't it? i pat, héⁿ? He knows, does he? àiⁿ khṳ̀ héⁿ? Going, are you? i kâi cò̤-nî héⁿ? What does it all mean?

hêⁿ170756 Fishing stakes.
i kâi hêⁿ gāi tîeh cûn lō; these fishing stakes interfere with the passage of the boats. pôih tīo i kâi hêⁿ; pulled up his fishing stakes. cí pâi hêⁿ ŭ câp-jī ki; there are twelve fishing stakes in this row.

hêⁿ108918414 To eat too much; to gorge.
cîah kàu hêⁿ; eat to repletion; to stuff one's self with food; gorged.

hēⁿ285868 Yes; it is even so.
sĭ mē? hēⁿ. Is it so? Yes. sĭ cìeⁿ-seⁿ a m̄ sĭ? hēⁿ nē; it is so is it not? Yes. úa mn̄g tîeh, i tàⁿ hēⁿ; I asked him and be assented.