Posted by Benson Kwong on July 18, 2001 at 11:56:12:
In Reply to: how to pronounce yeung posted by newton on July 13, 2001 at 20:37:28:
"eung" is a common sound in Cantonese, like Yeung (Yang), Cheung (Zhang), Leung(Liang). These are the standard translation in Hong Kong, which was a British colony. German or Dutch influence in that region were unlikely. My guess is that it was simply an invented spelling since no equivalent English sound was available.
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