Posted by Al Chinn (22.214.171.124) on October 09, 2003 at 11:17:24:
In Reply to: Re: What is chinese charactor for PHAM for vietnamese posted by joe seto on June 12, 2003 at 15:19:09:
My explanation comes from a tombstone of a Vietnamese and is correct. The Fan you refer to is a Mandarin spelling and not Vietnamese.
: Disregard Al Chinn's follow-up. It is simply incorrect. According to the Hundred Families Surnames in both Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese, if PHAM is spelled with a dot under the A for tone, then the corresponding Mandarin equivalent is FAN with 4th tone. If you want to see the character, go to www.geocities.com/Tokyo/3919/hundred.html ; it is listed at No. 46
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