Dying Dialects: Conversational Sze Yup

  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above
  • Category: 50plus, Heritage, Other Happenings
Availability: 3
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (GMT+8)

Marine Parade Public Library

Programme Zone

278 Marine Parade Road, #01-02 Marine Parade Community Building, Singapore 449282


  • Language: English
  • Target Audience: Teens, Adults, 50 and above

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Sze Yup, or Seiyap, is the dialect of the Chinese from the Pearl River Delta region of Guangdong, China, specifically from the four former counties of Xinhui (Sunwui), Taishan (Toisan), Kaiping (Hoiping) and Enping (Yanping). When once it was quite commonly heard in Singapore, it is now a dying dialect hardly heard in public. Many here either don't realise they have Sze Yup ancestry, or have long lost the ability to speak it. Now, join the authors of The House on Palmer Road for a conversational Sze Yup workshop. Find out about its heritage and pick up enough words from this increasingly obscure tongue to hold a simple conversation, just in time for Chinese New Year.

This workshop is suitable for all adults – aged 19-99!
 

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