A study of Penang Peranakan Hokkien

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Boon Seong Teoh
Beng Soon Lim
Liang Hye Lee

Abstract

This paper attempts to classify the loan words in Penang Peranakan Hokkien, a creole variety of Hokkien, according to classifications as objects and formal grammatical categories. The study is based on a word list of about 400 Malay words taken from a Penang Peranakan family and commonly found in this variety. The paper concludes with some observations of current trends in Penang Peranakan Hokkien.

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