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  Chinese Language - MSN Encarta
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.
Highly inflected languages such as the Latin language and the Russian language make scores of additions to, or changes in, the sound of a word to indicate grammatical differences.
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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Wu (linguistics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wu (吳方言 pinyin wú fāng yán; 吳語 pinyin wú yǔ lumazi wu niu(nyu)) is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language; linguistically, it is better classified as a Sinitic language.
The Northern Wu dialects are not mutually intelligible with the Southern Wu dialects.
Wu dialects are notable among Chinese languages in having kept voiced consonants, such as /b/, /d/, /g/, /z/, /v/, etc. Neither Mandarin nor Cantonese have voiced consonants.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Wu_(linguistics)   (616 words)

 Wu Translation - Translate Wu Language Translator
Wu is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language.
Among speakers of Wu, for example, Shanghainese is considered softer and mellower than the variant spoken in Ningbo.
The Japanese Go-on pronunciation of Chinese characters (obtained from the Wu Kingdom during the Three Kingdoms period) is from the same region of China where Wu is spoken today.
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 Chinese Language Facts
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.
China language mapMost linguists classify all of the variations of Chinese as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family and believe that there was an original language similar to Proto Indo-European from which the Sinitic and Tibeto-Burman languages descended.
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 Chinese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 (together with English, Malay, and Tamil).
Cantonese is unique among non-Mandarin regional languages in having a written colloquial standard, used in Hong Kong and by non-Standard Mandarin speaking Cantonese speakers overseas, with a large number of unofficial characters for words particular to this variety of Chinese.
Old Chinese (T:上古漢語S:上古汉语P:Shànggǔ Hànyǔ), sometimes known as “Archaic Chinese”, was the language common during the early and middle Zhōu Dynasty (1122 BC–256 BC), texts of which include inscriptions on bronze artifacts, the poetry of the Shījīng, the history of the Shūjīng, and portions of the Yìjīng (I Ching).
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 Wu Language Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Wu (吳方言 pinyin wú fāng yán; 吳語 pinyin wú yǔ lumazi wu niu(nyu)) is one of the major divisions of the Chinese language.
The modern Wu language can be traced back to the ancient Wu and Yue peoples centred around southern Jiangsu and northern Zhejiang.
Wu dialects are notable among Chinese languages in having kept voiced plosives and fricatives from Middle Chinese, such as /b/, /d/, /g/, /z/, /v/, etc. The only other major group to have done this is Xiang.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Wu_language   (1093 words)

 ACM Ubiquity Review: A Pattern Language for Web Usability
The notion of "patterns," and of a "pattern language," comes from the work of Christopher Alexander, a contemporary architect who proposed the use of collections of architectural patterns to address deficiencies in modern building design.
The third section, which is the bulk of the book, contains the patterns that comprise the "wu" language (for "Web usability"), and specific process recommendations for using the language.
For example, there is a sort of undercurrent of trans-lingual play with the "wu" acronym, and the eastern Chinese dialect, family name, and Chinese ideogram which all share the word "wu." Graham's writing voice and his British usages are pleasing to my American ears.
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Ziqiang (John) Wu’s most recent drawings, sculpture, and installations use lines and language for their form and content.
Wu language: variety of Chinese spoken in southeastern Kiangsu Province and in Chekiang Province by more than 8 percent of the population of China.
The Serbian language is a result of the work of the great Serbian philologist and language reformer, Vuk Stefanovich Karadzich.
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 Learn Wu, Study Wu, Wu Instruction, Wu Course, Wu Class, Wu Language, Wu Tutor, Wu Instructor, Wu, Wu Language Program ...
ILI's foreign language courses are tailored to suit the student's specific needs and goals.
Whether the student's aim is to learn survival Wu before taking a vacation, or to learn the proper vocabulary to write a business proposal in Wu, we can design the course to meet the student's professional, social, or educational needs.
The schedule of instruction may be changed only with the prior agreement of the Foreign Language Director.
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 www.chineselanguage.org :: View Forum - Wu language forum
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I'd like some help with Shanghainese slang-please help
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 Languages List - Translation Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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 Chinese Language School | Information, articles, resources and Chinese Language School reference guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
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In Hong Kong, the language of education and formal...
Formerly known as the Guangzhou Supplementary School for Overseas Chinese and the Guangzhou School of Chinese Language and Culture, the College now covers an area of 165,000 square metres and is...
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 Ethnologue 14 report for language code:WUU
The following is the entry for this language as it appeared in the 14th edition (2000).
It has been superseded by the corresponding entry in the 15th edition (2005).
Ethnologue data from Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 14th Edition
www.ethnologue.com /show_language.asp?code=WUU   (111 words)

 Wu Ming Foundation - The Official Website
Wu Ming Foundation: Who We Are And What We Do
Except where stated otherwise, the content of this website is licensed under a Creative Common License.
www.wumingfoundation.com   (98 words)

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