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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:
http://www.mandarintools.com/chardict_u8.html

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.


Rene     www.AboutNames.ch

This message was edited by the author on October 27, 2005 at 4:34:51 AM

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