Posted by Philip Emery (184.108.40.206) on October 03, 2005 at 05:38:41:
people at the Australia-China Historical socety tell me that 'ah' commonly arose in immigrqation exchanges where the offficial would ask an incoming Chinese immigrant/traveller his name with the query "You?" in place of 'and your name is?"
Reply would be "Ah Foo". [ie "me Foo"] and name would be thus transcribed.....does that make sense???
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