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by DarkGhost
Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Vietnamese is sino-tibetan Part 2
Replies: 77
Views: 284833

DarkGhost, Sino-Tibetan is at the same level as Indo-European, being the level of "Family". "Germanic", "Latin" are subfamilies of Indo-European. In a level of family, there's no need to be in the precise order, like French and English. Oh, or are you making a new kind of classification? Tell me so...
by DarkGhost
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: whats the difference between shanghainese and mandarin?
Replies: 9
Views: 19012

-Different vocab. example: "we" in Mandarin would be "Wo men", in Shanghainese it would be "A la", which is written with different characters. -Shanghainese has some SOV expressions, while Mandarin is mainly SVO (like most other Chinese dialects). -Shanghainese lost all of it's tones, while Mandarin...
by DarkGhost
Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:59 am
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Hakka originally from Korea and Japan?
Replies: 15
Views: 72759

Rofl, no. Hakka's came from central/north China. Henan, Shaanxi province etc. There's no way Hakkas came from Korea/Japan.
by DarkGhost
Fri Mar 11, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Vietnamese is sino-tibetan Part 2
Replies: 77
Views: 284833

Vietnamese is not a Sino-Tibetian language. Vietnamese words that are similar to Cantonese and other Chinese dialects were adopted by the Vietnamese during Chinese rule. Before Chinese rule, the Vietnamese spoke a language totally unrelated to Chinese, but instead related to Khmer (and possibly Thai...

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