|Subject:||Re: My guess is it is Wen Na|
|Author:||Rene (Authenticated as Rene)|
|Date:||October 27, 2005 at 4:33:28 AM|
|Reply to:||My guess is it is Wen Na by Ylva|
I invite you to play around a little with a Chinese dictionary, e.g. the one at:
If you enter "wen" in the box for "Pinyin lookup" and then click the button "Search by Pinyin" the large number of results will quickly tell you that a statement like "wen means culture" is not wrong, but certainly misleading as "wen" can mean culture and about two dozen other things. (Maybe, as a speaker of English and seeing this, one immediately asks oneself how such a language can work at all!)
What is interesting: The Cantonese lookup for "wen" does not give any results. Of course this could have all kinds of reasons, among them: incomplete dictionary, wrong Romanization of the name in question, or the mother of the poster being Cantonese but carrying a Mandarin middle name after all.
As a already said in my first posting: This exercise, given only the information "Wenna, Chinese", is quite futile.
This message was edited by the author on October 27, 2005 at 4:34:51 AM
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