Yale romanization of Cantonese
The Yale romanization of Cantonese was developed by Gerard P. Kok for his and Parker Po-fei Huang's textbook Speak Cantonese circulated in looseleaf form in 1952 but published in 1958. Unlike the Yale romanization of Mandarin, it is still used in books and dictionaries for foreign learners of Cantonese, it shares some similarities with Hanyu Pinyin in that unvoiced, unaspirated consonants are represented by letters traditionally used in English and most other European languages to represent voiced sounds. For example, is represented as b in Yale, whereas its aspirated counterpart, is represented as p. Students attending The Chinese University of Hong Kong's New-Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center are taught using Yale romanization. Only the finals m and ng can be used as standalone nasal syllables. Modern Cantonese has up to seven phonemic tones. Cantonese Yale represents these tones using a combination of diacritics and the letter h. Traditional Chinese linguistics treats the tones in syllables ending with a stop consonant as separate "entering tones".
Cantonese Yale follows modern linguistic conventions in treating these the same as the high-flat, mid-flat and low-flat tones, respectively. Sample transcription of one of the 300 Tang Poems by Meng Haoran: Cantonese phonology Jyutping Guangdong Romanization Cantonese Pinyin Sidney Lau romanisation S. L. Wong Barnett–Chao Romanisation Yale romanization of Mandarin Yale romanization of Korean Gwaan, Choi-wa 關彩華. English-Cantonese Dictionary - 英粤字典: Cantonese in Yale Romanization. Chinese University Press. ISBN 962-201-970-6. Matthews, Stephen & Yip, Virginia. Cantonese. A Comprehensive Grammar. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-08945-X. Ng Lam, Sim-yuk & Chik, Hon-man. Chinese-English Dictionary 漢英小字典: Cantonese in Yale Romanization, Mandarin in Pinyin. Chinese University Press. ISBN 962-201-922-6. Comparison chart of Romanization for Cantonese with Yale, S. Lau, Toho and LSHK MDBG free online Chinese-English dictionary Online Chinese Character to Yale Romanization of Cantonese lookup Conversion tool
Bridges Street is a 300-metre two-way street in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. On the east, the street intersects Staunton Street. On the west, it intersects Square Street; the west side of the street ends with a staircase. Therefore, to go to Hollywood Road, drivers must drive back to Aberdeen Street, its name comes from William Thomas Bridges, a British lawyer, Acting Attorney General and Acting Colonial Secretary, active in Hong Kong from 1851 to 1861. Bridges was an old friend of the 4th Governor of Hong Kong; the law firm established by Bridges became known as Deacons. Bridges Street Market. A Bauhaus style market opened in 1953, scheduled to be renovated and open in 2018 as a news museum, it was built on the site of the former American Congregational Mission Preaching House at which Dr. Sun Yat-Sen was baptised into Christianity in 1883. CentreStage, a new luxury landmark apartment near Soho, Hong Kong Ladder Street King's College Old Boys' Association Primary School; the Church of Christ in China China Congregational Church.
Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong Bridges Street Centre. Built in 1918 in Eclectic architectural style with Chicago School influence; the architects were Hussey of Chicago, which specialised in YMCA building design. The premises included the first indoor swimming pool in Hong Kong and sports playground with a jogging track, it is part of the Western Heritage Trail. Its central building was a Grade II historic building and was listed as a Grade I historic building in 2009. Island Christian Academy Bridges Street on Google Map
Lan Kwai Fong
Lan Kwai Fong is a small square of streets in Central, Hong Kong. The area was dedicated to hawkers before the Second World War, but underwent a renaissance in the mid-1980s, it is now a popular expatriate haunt in Hong Kong for drinking and dining. The street Lan Kwai Fong is L-shaped with two ends joining with D'Aguilar Street. Lan Kwai Fong as an area is defined by D'Aguilar Street and the smaller lane, Lan Kwai Fong, an L-shaped, cobble-stoned lane. Both streets turn 90 degrees to form a rectangle, it is near the Mid-Levels. Its eating and drinking establishments are considered upmarket in price and the area is considered a tourist spot. From the west side of the rectangle, Wo On Lane and Wing Wah Lane extend to host several more spots for drinks and food; the area arguably extends to Wellington Street and Wyndham Street, through to the Hong Kong Fringe Club. It is home to a small number of art galleries. Before the Second World War, Lan Kwai Fong was dedicated to hawkers. In early days, the square housed many mui yan, or marriage arrangers, a role held by females.
Mui yan were marriage intermediaries between two families in traditional times. It was thus known as Hung Leung Hong. Between 2011 and 2015, a massive change was underway, following Zeman's decision to replace his block in Lan Kwai Fong; this led to a substantial area of Lan Kwai Fong becoming a construction site. The crowds during special occasions such as Halloween or New Year's Eve put the place at a literal standstill with the large numbers. Police control is employed at such times. In recent years, street performing has become a new scene in Hong Kong's street culture; some of the performers decide to set their stages at Lai Kwai Fong with the medium of singing and playing guitar in an acoustic setting. On 1 January 1993, 21 people were killed and 62 injured in a large-scale human stampede whilst celebrating the New Year's Day in Lan Kwai Fong. More than 15,000 people were crammed into the area for the New Year countdown at the time; the Hong Kong government appointed then-Court of First Instance judge Kemal Bokhary to conduct an inquest into the disaster.
The stringent crowd control measures now in force at major holiday events are a direct consequence of the inquest's recommendations. There are several ways to access Lan Kwai Fong other than taxi, which include: Public transport MTR, Central Station, Exit "D2" Airport Express, Hong Kong Station, Exit "B2" or "C" Public bus, route no. 12M, 13 and 40M List of buildings and areas in Hong Kong List of restaurant districts and streets List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Mid-levels Soho, Hong Kong Tourism in Hong Kong Wan Chai Official website of Lan Kwai Fong Association Official website of Lan Kwai Fong Group Official website of Lan Kwai Fong Entertainments Cheng, Sea-ling. "Consuming Places in Hong Kong: Experiencing Lan Kwai Fong". In Mathews, Gordon. Consuming Hong Kong. Hong Kong University Press. Pp. 237–262. ISBN 9789622095465
Belcher's Street is a main street in Kennedy Town of Hong Kong. It joins west Queen's Road West. A small section in its west end built a turn around for Hong Kong Tramway; the street was named after Edward Belcher, a Royal Navy officer who surveyed the harbour of Hong Kong in 1841. The Ex-Western Fire Station, located at No. 12 Belcher's Street, was converted into the Po Leung Kuk Chan Au Big Yan Home for the Elderly. It is located along the Central and Western Heritage Trail. List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Belcher Bay The Belcher's HKU Station a station of the MTR, with one exit in Belcher's Street Google Maps of Belcher's Street
Arbuthnot Road is a road in Central, Hong Kong. The road begins at a declared monument of Hong Kong; the road ends at Botanical Gardens. Most of the roads built and declared at the outset in Colonial Hong Kong in 1841 were close to the waterfront; the Magistracy was not established until 1847 and the land on which it was built was largely unoccupied. Arbuthnot Road is rather inclined, runs between Hollywood Road and Caine Road, the latter of, not named until 1859, it is that it was not named or created until the 1850s or later. No. 1: Hong Kong Police Club, former Central Magistracy No. 2: Cafe O, Ovolo Hotels No.s 3-5a: Universal Trade Centre including the Orthodox Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and South-East Asia and the St Luke Cathedral of Hong Kong No.s 4-8: Philia Lounge No.s 4-8: G/F La Kasbah, 1/F Wild Grass No.s 4-8: SK serviced apartments No. 10: Chez Moi Public transport MTR Central Station, Exit "D1" Public bus, route no. 12M, 13, 23A and 40M Green light bus, route no. 10A & 10BCar park, 2 car parks are located on Arbuthnot Road: The Centrium, 10-12 Arbuthnot Road Universal Trade Centre, 3 Arbuthnot Road List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Google Maps of Arbuthnot Road
Eastern Street (Hong Kong)
Eastern Street is an early street of Hong Kong, located in the Sai Ying Pun area of Hong Kong Island. Eastern Street North is an extension of the street leading to the seafront following progressive harbour reclamations; the street is part of planned streets in the early development of Victoria City. High Street, Third Street, Second Street and First Street run east to west horizontally on a slight slope while Centre Street, Western Street and Eastern Street run north to south steeply; the street starts in the Mid-levels near Bonham Road Government Primary School below Bonham Road and runs down Connaught Road West, crossing High Street, Third Street, Second Street, First Street, Queen's Road Central and Des Voeux Road West. It descends in the shortest straight line from the mid-levels to the harbour, which explains its slope of 1:6; the steep incline has been cited as a factor in some serious traffic accidents. The extension Eastern Street North, from Connaught Road West, is a continuation of Eastern Street to the Victoria Harbour, Sun Yat Sen Memorial Park and Western Park Indoor Games Hall.
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Centre Street (Hong Kong)
Centre Street is a street in the Sai Ying Pun area of Hong Kong. Centre Street is the central point of the most active traditional market in Western District of Hong Kong Island; the street is part of planned streets in the early development of the area. Centre Street runs north to south from Connaught Road, crossing Des Voeux Road West and Queen's Road West climbing steeply up the hill crossing First Street, Second Street, Third Street, High Street ends in steps to Bonham Road. Western Street and Eastern Street run parallel north to south steeply; the top part of the street has a slope of 1:4. It is used by 10,000 pedestrians per day. From north to south: Centre Street Market, between First Street and Second Street Sai Ying Pun Market, between Second Street and Third Street A small park with seats is located between Second Street and Third Street Centre Street Escalator Link, between Third Street and Bonham Road Lanes off Centre Street include Ying Wah Terrace, Cheung On Lane, Yu Lok Lane, David Lane.
These lanes are only accessible to pedestrians, contain stairs. Traffic conditions vary with Second Street blocked to vehicles; the uppermost part is two-way traffic to the stairs, the lowermost part is one-way to Connaught Road West where vehicles can turn left or right. Green Mini Bus 12 has a terminus on the lower part of the street, bus route 5S has a morning run starting from the lower part. A series of escalators run uphill in the Centre Street Market and the Sai Ying Pun Market buildings, taking pedestrians from First to Third Street; the Centre Street Escalator Link takes pedestrians all the way to the top of the street to Bonham Road. Construction of the escalator cost $60,000,000 HKD. Sai Ying Pun Station opened in March 2015, with a station entrance just behind the Centre Street Market. An electoral constituency in the Central and Western District Council is named after Centre Street, Centre Street Constituency; the boundaries of this electorate follow Eastern Street, Queens Road West, Eastern Street, High Street, Bonham Road.
The polling station was school in High Street. On 11 June 2006 a by election elected Sidney; the boundaries for the 2007 election will be extended to add on a block bounded by Des Voeux Road west, Centre Street, Eastern Street. In 2006 the constituency had 6168 registered voters. Central–Mid-Levels escalators List of streets and roads in Hong Kong Hong Kong City Guide 2003, ISBN 962-14-2537-9 Media related to Centre Street, Hong Kong at Wikimedia Commons