Posted by Al Chinn (22.214.171.124) on November 20, 2007 at 19:52:18:
In Reply to: Re: House Of Chinn posted by Zeng Xiu Wei on November 20, 2007 at 04:44:50:
All the old timers who went to the US, Canada and Australia with surname Chin/Chinn were Chen/Chan/Tan. In the Siyi pronunciation it is something close to the Mandarin Chen but not quite and Westerners who registered the arrivals could only transliterate it to Chin in English. Even Chan is not quite the true Cantonese pronunciation, that is the problem with trying to transliterate Chinese to English.
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