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First Lessons in the Tie-chiw Dialect/The Heavens and the Earth

THE HEAVENS &c.

Heavens
Tien
Sun
Jit
Moon
Guĕ
Stars
Chey
Wind
Huang
Cloud
Hun
Rain
Hou
Mist
Lou
Thunder
Lui
Hail
Păk
Ice
Sung
Snow
Rainbow
Kheng
Sky
Sin
Fog
Bu
Cold
Cʼhin
Heat
Juă
Light
Kŭng
Darkness
Am

The heavens are high
天有高
Tien u kui
The sun is bright
日有光
Jit u kŭng
The moon has risen
月出了
Guĕ chut liou
There are many stars
星有多極
Chey,u choi chai
The wind blows
風來
Huang lai
The clouds are very dark
雲烏極
Hun,ou chai
The rainbow is beautiful
虹是雅
Kheng,si gnia
It will rain soon
雨欲來
Hou ai lai
It is extremely hot
熱之極
Juă chur kĕk
It is day light
天光了
Thi kŭng liou
It is very dark
暗極
Am chai

THE HEAVENS &c.

Heavens
Tien
Sun
Jit
Moon
Guĕ
Stars
Chey
Wind
Huang
Cloud
Hun
Rain
Hou
Mist
Lou
Thunder
Lui
Hail
Păk
Ice
Sung
Snow
Rainbow
Kheng
Sky
Sin
Fog
Bu
Cold
Cʼhin
Heat
Juă
Light
Kŭng
Darkness
Am


The earth is round
地圓
Ti i
A stone is heavy
石有重
Chiĕ,u tang
Cultivate the fields
耕田
Chŏ chan
The mountain is high
山有高
Sua u kui
The kingdom of Siam
暹羅國
Siam-law kok
The province of Canton
廣東省
Kŭng-tang sey
The district of Tio-chiw
潮州府
Tie-chiw hu
A large territory
地方濶
Ti-hng kuă
A small village
小縣
Soi kui

The capital of a province
省城
Sey sia
A good anchorage
好埠頭
Haw pou taou
The sea is smooth
海無涌
Hai baw eng
The five lakes
五湖
Gnou ou
The yellow river
黃河
Ng haw
To cross the canal
過港
Kuey kang
The river's side
溪邊
Koi pi
There are fish in the pond
池有魚
Ti u hur
Dig a ditch
㧕溝
Liw kaou
The well is deep
井有深
Chey u chim
The tide is very strong
水猛極
Chui mey chai
The waves are high
涌大
Eng toa