I need some street names, but I have no idea how to come up with them. I've named some of the newer streets in English, which I think makes sense, but now I need names for streets that were around before the English came and weren't important enough to be renamed.
At the moment, I need a name for a street that has mostly businesses and minor government buildings on it, and a couple of names for residential streets.
So, how do I go about this? My Chinese is theoretical rather than practical, so even if there is a system you can describe to me I'm not sure I can use it competently.
I assume that because the island's official language is English now, Cantonese street names will be written in English transcription. I'd still like any name suggestions in characters if possible, so I can convert to the transcription I think is historically appropriate.
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And as always, I'm on the lookout for resources that will help me name background characters. Online phone books, lists of graduating students, or anything that has a lot of Cantonese names (in characters) on it. If you know of anything, please give me a link.