Anyone know why "You" is "Chu" in hk?

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    Quote Originally Posted by titus666:
    I can't say I've noticed this chu thing either.
    yeah me chu
    could it be a hearing problem for some

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    The only pronunciation that throws me is spelling with the letter Z. HK people say e-zed instead of just zed. Words can end up getting misspelled.

    And to a certain American: Walla is not French for "there is". [grrrrr]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    The only pronunciation that throws me is spelling with the letter Z. HK people say e-zed instead of just zed. Words can end up getting misspelled.

    And to a certain American: Walla is not French for "there is". [grrrrr]
    spell "Hello"

    H-che e elo elo oh or how about MTR-lo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claire ex-ax:
    The only pronunciation that throws me is spelling with the letter Z. HK people say e-zed instead of just zed. Words can end up getting misspelled.

    And to a certain American: Walla is not French for "there is". [grrrrr]
    Hahahah. I was spelling something for my dad over the phone, and I was saying "e-zed" for "z", and my wife kept trying to tell me I was spelling it wrong and I had no idea what she was trying to say. I worked it out after the phone call and had to explain to her that is how in HK we say "z" :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mengfei:
    spell "Hello"

    H-che e elo elo oh or how about MTR-lo
    Heh. For the record:

    Aye
    Bee
    See
    Dee
    Yee
    Eff-Fu
    Gee
    Eich-Chu
    Eye
    Jay
    Kay
    Ell-lo
    Emm
    Ann
    Oh
    Pee
    Que
    Ar-lo
    Ess
    Tee
    You
    Ve
    Dub-bo-You
    Ex-Si
    Why
    Yee-Zed

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    haha...I think it's the same when a white person is talking in canto, their accent is very funny like something is stuck into their nose or something like that...


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