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  Encyclopedia: Chinese spoken language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shaozhou Tuhua (韶州土話 / 韶州土话;) is an unclassified Chinese language spoken in the border region of the provinces Guangdong, Hunan and Guangxi.
The Dungan language (autonym: Хуэйзў йүян [khueuzwu yuuyan]; 东干语 [東干語] in Chinese) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken by the 50,000 Dungan or (Hui) of Central Asia.
Taiwanese (Chinese: 台語, 台灣話 or 福佬話; Taiwanese Pe̍h-oÄ“-jÄ«: Tâi-oân-oÄ“ or Hō-ló-oÄ“; Hanyu Pinyin: TáiyÇ” or TáiwānhuÃ) is the primary spoken language of 70% of the Taiwanese population.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Chinese-spoken-language   (4523 words)

  
 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Chinese language, spoken in the form of Standard Mandarin, is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China on Taiwan, as well as one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
Old Chinese (上古漢語), sometimes known as 'Archaic Chinese', was the language common during the early and middle Zhou Dynasty (11th to 7th centuries B.C.), texts of which include inscriptions on bronze artifacts, the poetry of the Shijing, the history of the, and portions of the Yijing (I Ching).
Chinese morphology is strictly bound to a set number of syllables with a fairly rigid construction which are the morphemes, the smallest building blocks, of the language.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chinese_language   (6003 words)

  
 Chinese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Chinese language (spoken in its standard Mandarin form) is the official language of the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China, one of four official languages of Singapore, and one of six official languages of the United Nations.
The terms and concepts used by Chinese to think about language are different from those used in the West, partly because of the unifying effects of the Chinese characters used in writing, and partly because of differences in the political and social development of China in comparison with Europe.
Old Chinese, sometimes known as 'Archaic Chinese', was the language common during the early and middle Zhou Dynasty (11th to 7th centuries B.C.), texts of which include inscriptions on bronze artifacts, the poetry of the Shijing, the history of the Shujing, and portions of the Yijing (I Ching).
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/c/ch/chinese_language.html   (3535 words)

  
 Chinese spoken language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wu 吳語/吴语: spoken in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Min 閩語/闽语: spoken in Fujian, Taiwan, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.
In addition, the Dungan language (東干語/东干语) is a language descended from Chinese spoken in Kyrgyzstan, and is akin to northwestern dialects of Mandarin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chinese_spoken_language   (1861 words)

  
 Chinese spoken language - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Wu 吳語/吴语;: spoken in the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang.
Xianghua 鄉話/乡话;: spoken in a small strip of land in western Hunan, this is a group of dialects that have not been conclusively classified.
Shaozhou Tuhua 韶州土話/韶州土话;: spoken at the border regions of Guangdong, Hunan, and Guangxi, this is an area of great linguistic diversity, and has not yet been conclusively described or classified.
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /chinese_dialect.htm   (1868 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Chinese Language
It is the official language of China and one of the official languages of Singapore.
As the dominant language of East Asia, Chinese has greatly influenced the writing systems and vocabularies of neighboring languages not related to it by origin, such as the Japanese language, the Korean language, and the Vietnamese language.
The Min dialects are spoken in most of Fujian, large areas of Taiwan and Hainan, parts of eastern Guangdong and the Leizhou Peninsula, and in areas of Southeast Asia.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761565543/Chinese_Language.html   (725 words)

  
 Languages of China - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese spoken language, despite the fact that they are more different from each other than, for example, the Romance languages of Europe.
Language policy within China is the subject of a number of political controversies mostly having to do with the political status of minority nationalities in China.
Supporters of Chinese policies argue that both in theory and in practice that Chinese policies are rather supportive of multilingualism and the development of minority languages, and that China has a far better track record in these issues than some other countries, namely the United States.
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 Chinese script and language
Spoken Chinese (Cantonese, Dungan, Gan, Hakka, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew, Xiang)
Chinese is written with characters known as 漢字 [汉字] (hànzi).
Chinese characters, with some modifications, are also used in written Japanese and Korean, and were once used to write Vietnamese.
www.omniglot.com /writing/chinese.htm   (892 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies:  The Chinese Language and Alphabet
It is possible to identify 'clusters' of languages which have certain features in common, such as the 50 or so Lolo languages, spoken by around 3 million people in parts of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, and China.
Burmese is spoken by over 25 million people in Burma as a mother tongue, and several million more use it as a second language throughout the region.
Han Chinese is thus to be distinguished from the non-Han minority languages used in China.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/chinlng2.html   (1520 words)

  
 Chinese - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Chinese expression Zhongguo ren (中國人 or 中国人) literally means "Chinese person" but usually refers to a person of Chinese nationality.
Overseas Chinese in southeast Asia (particularly in Malaysia and Singapore) and supporters of Taiwanese independence within Taiwan make a clear distinction between Hua ren (Chinese in the ethnic sense) and Zhongguo ren (Chinese in the political sense).
Chinese nationalism, cultural, historiographical, and political theories, movements and beliefs that assert the idea of a cohesive, unified Chinese people and culture under state(s) that are primarily Chinese.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Chinese   (371 words)

  
 Language
Chinese language is one of the most spoken languages in the world (See World Language and Population) and Hakka is one of the five major spoken languages(dialects) in mainland China with the following breakdown: (Journal of Asia and African Studies, No. 24, 1982)
Mandarin/putonghua was probably not the original spoken Chinese language during the Tang dynasty, but a northern dialect that became popularized after the Song dynasty.
Chinese poems are know to be extremely rigid in the format with regard to intonation and rhyme.
www.asiawind.com /hakka/language.htm   (2798 words)

  
 EthnoMed: Chinese Language Profile
The Chinese language is the oldest written language in the world with at least six thousand years of history.
The official language of China, Mandarin is the dialect taught in Chinese schools.
It is the universal language used throughout the northern, central, and southwestern provinces of China.
ethnomed.org /ethnomed/cultures/chinese/chin_lang.html   (2162 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shaozhou Tuhua 韶州土話/韶州土话;: spoken at the border regions of
In addition, the Dungan language (東干語/东干语) is a language descended from Chinese spoken in
Cyrillic alphabet and may not be considered by all to be part of spoken Chinese.
en-cyclopedia.com /wiki/Chinese_spoken_language   (1777 words)

  
 Foreign Language Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Chinese is a language of major international importance.
The Chinese language can be traced back in an unbroken tradition to the second millennium BC.
Modern Standard Chinese is one of the five official working languages of the United Nations and a standard language in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.
www.indiana.edu /~college/foreignlanguage/chinese/chineseSpoken.shtml   (91 words)

  
 Pimsleur Chinese Language Courses
Pimsleur Chinese Language program is an efficient audio training system (cassette or compact disc) designed to teach spoken Chinese language communication skills to English speakers within a very short period of training.
The Pimsleur Chinese audio program uses a natural mode of interactive communication -- questions and answers; statements and rejoinder; give and take -- beginning with the most-frequently-utilized vocabulary native speakers use in their everyday conversations with each other.
This level is characterized by creative ability in the target language and by being able to communicate personal meaning to native speakers by combining and recombining known elements and conversational input to correctly form sentences of increasing length.
www.orbislingua.com /pimsleur-chinese.htm   (641 words)

  
 Chinese Cultural Studies: The Chinese Language and Pronunciation
There are two elements to the Chinese language: the written language, based on individual symbols called characters, each of which represents an idea or thing; and the spoken language, which includes a number of different dialects.
The written language originally had no alphabet, but it was easily understood by literate people no matter what dialect they spoke.
Written Chinese characters have no "pronunciation" and can be spoken in a variety of ways depending on the dialect used.
acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu /~phalsall/texts/chinlng1.html   (645 words)

  
 Chinese language (page 3) | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Nowadays Han Yu is taught in schools as Common Spoken Chinese (known as Pu Tong Hua in China) throughout the country, including minority areas such as Tibet and Inner Mongolia, but one should be aware that the central government in Beijing attaches great importance to minority languages.
Mandarin Chinese is only one of the many languages spoken in PRC because the Chinese nation includes more than 50 national minorities besides the Hans and different minority areas use different languages.
In fact, Chinese dialects (with the exception of Cantonese and Taiwanese, guess why) are banned in schools, in newspapers, and *strongly* discouraged from broadcasting.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6507-3.htm   (1814 words)

  
 Yale Mirror Series (spoken Chinese)
This brand-new intermediate level textbook for modern Chinese, in two volumes, is designed for those studying on their own or for class use.
This is the basic text used in spoken Chinese language classes at Beijing University.
With emphasis on communication in the spoken language, all lessons include multiple dialogues in both forms of the character and pinyin, followed by notes, vocabulary and extensive, creative and interactive sets of exercises.
www.yale.edu /fep/catalog/mirror1.html   (987 words)

  
 Chinese Language Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the fifth and final lesson in the Chinese unit.
Discuss with the class that there are two major differences between the Chinese and English language, tones and characters.
Tell the children that in the Chinese written language, a word appears not as letters, but as one or more pictures.
www.students.dsu.edu /petersol/China_lesson5.htm   (428 words)

  
 TTU Chinese Program
THE CHINESE LANGUAGE (Mandarin) is the most widely spoken language in the world, having more than a billion speakers.
Chinese differs linguistically from most Western languages: It is monosyllabic, has little inflection, and is tonal (to indicate differences in meaning between words similar in sound, a distinctive relative pitch-high or low-or a distinctive pitch contour-level, rising, or falling is assigned).
Chinese instruction is coordinated and supervised by Dr. Sharon Myers, Associate Professor of Applied Lingusitics.
www.depts.ttu.edu /classic_modern/undrgrad/chinese/chinese.htm   (435 words)

  
 ICSLP-2000 Abstract: Zong et al.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This paper describes a Japanese-to-Chinese spoken language translation (SLT) method based on simple expression and presents the experimental results.
The method is aimed at developing a compact speech translation system, which is robust for spontaneous spoken language phenomena, including the recognition errors and different expression from various speakers.
The idea of translation method based on simple expression is that the mechanism interprets speech-act rather than the direct translation of the speaker’s words.
www.isca-speech.org /archive/icslp_2000/i00_4418.html   (255 words)

  
 Classical Chinese Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Whether or not a person from the Republic of China on Taiwan has Chinese citizenship is a controversial topic;
Overseas Chinese in southeast Asia (particularly in Malaysia and Singapore) and supporters of Taiwanese independence within Taiwan/PeopleTaiwan make a clear distinction between ''Hua ren'' (Chinese in the ethnic sense) and ''Zhongguo ren'' (Chinese in the political sense).
* Chinese nationalism, cultural, historiographical, and political theories, movements and beliefs that assert the idea of a cohesive, unified Chinese people and culture under state(s) that are primarily Chinese.
www.echostatic.com /Classical_Chinese.html   (292 words)

  
 Mengjuei - Blog :: Taiwanese Chinese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Taiwanese Chinese n (1989, UseNet debuted) : the Chinese language as spoken in Taiwan -- used especially with the implication that it is clearly distinguishable from Chinese spoken in China yet not so divergent as to be a separate language.
Taiwanese Chinese (spoken language) is a mixture of Madarin (main part), Hō-ló, Haka, Japanese and even native tongues.
I am not trying to raise any argument, once I have time (maybe after 10 years?), I may continue writting this kind of flame baits.
apple.sysbio.info /~mjhsieh/archives/000163.html   (92 words)

  
 Cass: A Phonetically Transcribed Corpus Of Mandarin (ResearchIndex)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Abstract: INTRODUCTION A collection of Chinese spoken language has been collected and phonetically annotated to capture spontaneous speech and language effects.
This corpus was created to begin to collect samples of most of the phonetic variations in Mandarin spontaneous speech due to pronunciation effects, including allophonic changes, phoneme reduction, phoneme deletion and insertion, as well...
Towards Language Independent Acoustic Modeling - Byrne, Beyerlein, Huerta..
citeseer.ist.psu.edu /591604.html   (258 words)

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