Hokkien Imji (쟝좐ˆ임찌)

Hokkien Imji (漳泉音字) is a way to write Hokkien with Korean Hangeul. It can be used for mainstream dialects including Amoy, Zhangzhou, Quanzhou, Taiwanese, and Southeast Asian Hokkien. It was created by Lee Chun Hoe, and was first published in July 2020 on 閩人閩語, a Facebook group for the Hokkien language community.

Hokkien Imji took inspiration and was adapted from Taiwanese Hangeul (대끼 깐뿐) by Ang Ui-jin.

Notable features

Hokkien Imji

Download an alphabet chart for Hokkien Imji (Excel)

Sample phrases (Taiwanese)

Sample text in Hokkien Imji in Taiwanese

Transliteration (Hanzi)

太空朋友,恁好! 恁食飽未? 有閒,着來阮遮坐嗚。

Transliteration (POJ)

thài-khong pêng-iú, lín hó! lín chia̍h-pá bē? ū-êng, tō lâi gún-chia chē o͘.

Translation

The friend in space, wishing you well (how are you)!
Have you eaten?
Whenever you are free, please visit my home.

Sample text (Penang Hokkien)

Sample text in Hokkien Imji in Penang Hokkien

Transliteration (Hanzi)

太空朋友,汝好!汝食飽未?有閒,道來我兮厝坐一下。

Transliteration (POJ)

thài-khong pêng-iú, lú hó! lú chia̍h-pá bōe? ū-êng, tō lâi óa ê chhù chē chē ̇.

Translation

The friend in space, wishing you well (how are you)!
Have you eaten?
Whenever you are free, please visit my home.

Hokkien is a group of Southern Min dialects / languages that are spoken in the southeast of Fujian province in the PRC, and in Taiwan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia [source].

Information about Hokkien / Southern Min

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