Posted by Kevin Lee on January 06, 2001 at 00:15:02:
In Reply to: Yon posted by Benson Kwong on December 26, 2000 at 12:55:46:
: Yon could well be a Chinese surname, although it appears to be a rare spelling. Chinese has many dialects and the pronounciation of the same name could be very different. "Yon" does not sound Mandarin or Cantonese, two of the main dialects. If you know the part of China that the name came from, you might be able to better identify the Chinese character that it is based on.
In Taishan dialect there are two surnames prenounced "Yon". The more common spelling is Yuen.
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