Koby Phan Le
1. What are the main differences between written and spoken form of Chinese?
One main difference in the written and spoken form of Chinese is the dialect at which it is spoken and
how is read. The dialect of
1. Please briefly list the development of Chinese writing system (e.g. from oracle-bone
script to the standard script).
The fully developed Chinese scripts were fully developed and used in the late Shang
Dynasty (fourteenth to
1. Almost all words in classical Chinese are monomorphic and monosyllabic, yet, there
are some bimorphemic syllables in Old Chinese, a.k.a. fusion words. Please give two
examples of such words.
(not) third person obj
1. How many dialect groups are there in China? What are they?
The main dialect groups in China include Mandarin, Wu, Xiang, Gan, Kejia, and Yue. Out of all
of the dialects within the group, Mandarin is the most spoken one; i
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Laningham, I. (2013, May
Koby Phan Le
A Comparison of Chinese & Vietnamese
Geographically located south of China and due to political influences, the Vietnamese language has been affected by their northern Chinese neighbor through many
centuries. The Chinese influences have there
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Thesis: My research paper is going to be the comparison between the
Chinese and the Vietnamese languages. I am going to be comparing both of
the languages phonology and lexicon similarities and differences.
Topic: Historical Phono