Posted by Ed (18.104.22.168) on December 01, 2003 at 01:27:07:
In Reply to: Re: Is Duong a Chinese's surname? posted by Al Chinn on December 30, 2001 at 23:39:12:
: Doung is the Vietnamese pronunciation for the Chinese surname Yang (willow)
: : Is Duong a Chinese's surname?
No: First, in the Chinese language there are only roughly 100 family names (in fact the idiom for civilians are literally translated to "old hundred family names"), but Duong isn't one of them, but the closest one is "dong". Second, all Chinese family names are of 1 syllable (except OuYang, a rare family name), which pronouncing Duong seems to resemble 2 sylables (Du-Ong).
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