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Wade-Giles Transcription

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:55:35 pm | Author: Admin ]
                                  Wade-Giles Transcription

The first persons to create a standard transscription

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Transcriptions: how to write down pronunciation

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:52:10 pm | Author: Admin ]
                             Transcriptions: how to write down pronunciation

The old Chinese became aware of the sound system of their own language when they had to translate foreign words with a meaning that could not be expressed in Chinese:
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Loanwords, New Words and Foreign Names

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:44:28 pm | Author: Admin ]
                                Loanwords, New Words and Foreign Names

Like all people, the Chinese had an intensive contact with neighboring people. They adopted many words from the northern steppe people that used things the
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The Development of Chinese Language

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:38:03 pm | Author: Admin ]
                                The Development of Chinese Language

Chinese is a tonale language. In modern Chinese, every syllable has four different tone pitches (sisheng
四聲):
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Relatives of the Chinese Language

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:29:37 pm | Author: Admin ]

Relatives of the Chinese Language


Relatives of the Chinese language are the Tibeto-Burmese languages, the languages of Tibet and of modern Myanmar and many, many small tribes that live in the Himalaya and its foothills. Thai and Vietnamese are definitely not related to Chinese, even if both are isolating (one word-one syllable) languages that have also tone pitches. English for

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Dialects or Languages?

  
[ 2005-06-15 19:24:20 pm | Author: Admin ]
                                             Dialects or Languages?

Chinese language is the language spoken by most people of the world, at least theoretically.
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