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  Cantonese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Cantonese language/dialect, broadly, is the speech originally developed among populations of Guangdong and environs.
Standard Cantonese is the prestige and mainstream (sub)dialect of Cantonese, historically based on that of Guangzhou, also usually simply called Cantonese.
Cantonese cuisine: cuisine of the style historically popularized in Guangzhou, or broadly, among Chinese communities abroad with origins in Guangdong.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cantonese   (357 words)

 Cantonese (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Yụet (Guangdong) language") is one of the major dialect groups or languages of the Chinese language or language family.
Cantonese is generally considered to have 6 or 7 tones, the choice depending on whether a traditional distinction between a high-level and a high-falling tone is observed; the two tones in question have largely merged into a single, high-level tone, especially in Hong Kong Cantonese.
Colloquial Cantonese is rarely used in formal forms of writing; formal written communication is almost always in standardized Mandarin or hanyu, albeit still pronounced in Cantonese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cantonese_language   (2243 words)

 Cantonese language, pronunciation and special characters
Cantonese is spoken by about 66 million people mainly in the south east of China, particularly in Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi and Hainan.
Cantonese is also the main language of business, the media and government in both Hong Kong and Macau.
Cantonese, Dungan, Gan, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew, Xiang
www.omniglot.com /writing/cantonese.htm   (523 words)

 Encyclopedia: Cantonese language
Cantonese is most commonly spoken in Hong Kong, a financial and cultural capital of southern China, and in one form or another in many if not most Chinatowns around the world with Cantonese communities.
At least this is the case in Hong Kong, but in the Canton area ofmainland China, Cantonese is written with the exact same characters as Mandarin, though the characters stand for words not actually used in Cantonese.
Many characters used in colloquial Cantonese writings are made up by putting a mouth radical (口) on the left hand side of another more well known character to indicate that the character is read like the right hand side, but it is only used phonetically in the Cantonese context.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Cantonese-language   (2032 words)

 Cantonese language
Cantonese is spoken by approximately 65 million people in the southern China provinces, Hong Kong and Macau as well as other South East Asian countries like Singapore and in the other large Chinese communities around the world.
The word “Cantonese” originates from the former English name of Guangzhou, which is considered as the area where the language was born in its purest form.
Cantonese is the principal language in Chinese communities abroad owing to the fact that most Chinese immigrants came from Hong Kong.
www.learn-cantonese.arollo.com /cantonese.html   (190 words)

 Cantonese Chinese : Cantonese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cantonese is one of the major dialects of the Chinese language.
Cantonese is spoken by about 70 million people worldwide, less than for example Mandarin Chinese, but still a major language.
They are written using very similar characters, but in Mandarin their pronunciation is quite different ("wo3" vs. "e4"), whereas in Cantonese they are pronounced identically except for the respective tones (ngo5 vs ngo6 respectively).
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 Cantonese (linguistics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Yuè (Guangdong) dialect") is one of the major dialect groups or languages of the Chinese language or language family.
Like other major varieties of Chinese, Cantonese is often considered a dialect of a single Chinese Language for cultural or nationalistic reasons; most linguists consider Cantonese a separate language in the sense that they use the term, with notable exceptions in the People's Republic (see Is Chinese a language or a family of languages?
Although the ancient pronunciation has not been maintained in Cantonese, there have been fewer changes in Cantonese, and so their modern values are closer to the older ones than Mandarin.
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 Learn How To Speak - Chinese
Cantonese is the principal language of the Kwangtung province in Southeast China, parts of the Kwangsi province and of Hong Kong and Macao.
Cantonese (also known as Yue) is one of several major languages in China and has approximately 64 million speakers (Grimes 1992).
The term language is used here to refer to the major distinctions within Chinese (for example, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Wu, and Min) and the term dialect to refer to further distinctions (for example, Toishan is a dialect of Cantonese).
www.learn-how-to-speak-chinese.com   (1065 words)

 Cantonese language --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Cantonese preserves more features of Ancient Chinese than do the other major Chinese languages; it retains most of the final consonants of the older language and has six tones, in contrast to the four tones of Modern Standard…
Cantonese preserves more features of Ancient Chinese than do the other major Chinese languages; it retains most of the final consonants of the older language and has six tones, in contrast to the four tones of Modern Standard Chinese, to...
The Cantonese also have distinctive food that is well-known in the West, because most Chinese who emigrated to other countries departed from Canton and the...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9020079?tocId=9020079   (841 words)

 Chinese language and dialects from ALS International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mandarin is the official language for both mainland China (known as Pu-Tong-Hua) and Taiwan (known as Guo-Yu) in spite of the huge political differences between the two countries.
Yue is primarily spoken in the province of Guangdong.
Yue, including the well-known Cantonese (the language of Guangzhou -also known as Canton) is spoken in many part of the Chinese Diaspora, particularly Hong Kong and overseas Chinese settlements in the United States, Europe and South-east Asia..
www.alsintl.com /languages/chinese.htm   (821 words)

 Learn Cantonese Online - Write or Speak in Cantonese Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
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 language schools - Mandarin and Cantonese Language Study - Talking Mandarin Language Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Description: Talking Mandarin Language Centre Specializes in Mandarin and Cantonese language training catering to both individuals and corporations.
Talking Mandarin Language Centre is known for their unique teaching method.
With their unique course material you will found yourselves to be a beginner even you may have spend 10 years learning with other language school.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge Grammars)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Intermediate Cantonese : A Grammar and Workbook (Routledge Grammars) by Virginia Yip
It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the patterns of use in today's Cantonese, making it the ideal reference source for all users and learners of Cantonese--no matter what the level of study.
Cantonese is traditionally a spoken language, but these days a language must have a standard written grammatical structure in order to survive.
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 Cantonese Language Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Chinese (Cantonese) Help sheets - Links
Cantonese Language Forum - the users of this forum have been extremely helpful in answering my questions.
Legion's Cantonese Learning Tools - At the time of writing there are three online quizzes to try with more to be added in the future.
Cantonese Garden - Jackie Cheung's site has some Chinese idioms, romanised into Cantonese and very nicely explained with the background broken down into compound words.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Chinese (Cantonese) (Comprehensive)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Learning a language is a lot of work and if you're looking for a magic bullet that gives you fluency in "30 minutes a day for 3 months!!" you're living in a dream world.
It has never been the case that the ability to speak a language required that one be able to read it, and traditionally the Chinese writing system was mastered by very few.
Language is primarly an AURAL-ORAL phenomenon, a matter of listening and speaking.
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 Marjorie Chan's Chinese Language & Gender On-Line Bibliography.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Despite growing knowledge of linguistic studies on other languages, scholars studying gender issues are generally quite unaware of what has been written to date on Chinese, with the result that publications typically contain little to no references on Chinese.
Chan, Marjorie K.M. "Gender-marked speech in Cantonese: the case of sentence-final particles je and jek." Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 26.1/2 (Spring/Fall 1996):1-38.
Elizabeth Hume and Bonnie McElhinny for the Language and Gender Syllabus Project, Linguistic Society of America's Council on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL).
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 Learn Cantonese - PureLanguage.ca
We are certain that you will enjoy this fresh and effective approach to language learning.
Pimsleur is the only audio language program to use the Graduated Interval Recall and Backwards Build-up Drill methods.
Please note that regional language differences and dialects are to be expected.
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 Pimsleur Cantonese Language Course, Tapes, CD, Learn, Speak
The various components of language -- vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar -- are all learned together without rote memorization and drills.
No other language program or school is as quick, convenient, and effective as the Pimsleur Language Programs.
The Comprehensive Programs are available in a wide variety of languages and run through three levels (thirty lessons each).
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 language schools - Mandarin and Cantonese Language Courses - Pacific Language Centre   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Description: Pacific Language Centre specializes in Mandarin and Cantonese language training for private, group or company training.
Study at Pacific Language Centre you will always be amazed with how much you don't know even you are an advanced students.
Pacific Language Centre's Mission Statement: Develop the most advanced and effective language learning method in the world.
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 Study Abroad in Beijing with World Link Education and Experience China
WLE's leading Chinese Language immersion programs are specially designed to provide the most comprehensive and balanced curriculum, combining class instruction with free after-class language tuition, language exchange with native speakers, and electives.
Accelerated teaching methods allow students at lower proficiency levels to acquire language skills required for effective communication in a short period of time, and advanced students to gain expression proficiency at an abstract level.
The Chinese Language component is taught by native speakers who are experienced and qualified, and hold a degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language.
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 cantonese language learn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Development Of Cantonese Spoken Language Corpora For Speech Applications - Lo, Lee, Ching (ResearchIndex)
This is the first ever effort in compiling a good collection of spoken language resources for research and development in Cantonese speech processing.
Acoustic Modeling And Language Modeling For Cantonese Lvcsr - Wong, Chow, Lau, Lo, Lee,..
W.K. Lo, Tan Lee and P.C. Ching, "Development of Cantonese spoken language corpora for speech applications", in Proceedings of ISCSLP-98, pp.
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 Speak Cantonese - Language Resource Online!
Our section of Language Schools will allow you to locate Cantonese language schools with different Cantonese curriculums such as Cantonese Immersion Courses and Classical Cantonese Language Instruction in a classroom setting.
Study the Cantonese language, with excellent info on tones, pronunciation, common phrases and thematic vocabulary...
this FSI course in Cantonese, the principal language of...
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 Cantonese Language, Tape, Course, CD ROM, Learn, Speak, Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cantonese Language, Tape, Course, CD ROM, Learn, Speak, Dictionary
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What could be more enjoyable than learning the idiom of another culture, and then to travel to that land and be able to speak and communicate in the native tongue.
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 Cantonese language courses, dictionaries and grammars
by Hugh Baker and Hanson Ho - an introduction to the Cantonese language.
Cantonese as Written Language: The Growth of a Written Chinese Vernacular
- discusses the development of written Cantonese from 19th century poetry to contemporary usage in magazines and newspaper columns.
www.omniglot.com /books/language/cantonese.htm   (125 words)

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