Language (1.2B) F'09

Language (1.2B) F'09 - Peking Beijing Sian Xian Hsi River...

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Chinese Language h
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Dialects Mandarin (north) Wu Min Hakka Cantonese
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Characters Pictographs x   ∙    Radical and Phonetic i + l   i &
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Characters Advantages Monosyllabic Homophones Classical language
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Tones 4 Tones in Mandarin Ma1 i mother Ma2 i hemp Ma3 i horse Ma4 i to scold
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Romanization Wade Giles Pinyin Ch’ing dynasty Qing dynasty Chou Enlai Zhou Enlai Chou dynasty Zhou dynasty Mao Tse-tung Mao Zedong Taoism Daoism Taipei Taibei
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Unformatted text preview: Peking Beijing Sian Xian Hsi River Xi River Discussion Questions 1. What are the advantages of characters for representing Chinese, as opposed to a phonetic alphabet like we use in western languages? 2. How do you explain differences in spelling between "Daoism" and "Taoism," "Chuang Tzu" and "Zhuangzi," etc.? 3. What are the two basic elements in most Chinese characters?...
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