[MUD-Dev] RP thesis...
K.L.Lo-94 at student.lut.ac.uk
Wed May 21 14:02:46 New Zealand Standard Time 1997
Being Chinese, couldn't help but comment:
On Tue, 20 May 1997 clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:
> cf Mandarin Chinese and Han Chinese.
I'm fluent in Cantonese and I've had people trying to talk to me in
Mandarin thinking the difference would be the equivalent difference
between American-English and Brit-English. I don't understand a damn
word, it's not just an accent, it may as well be a different language,
okay, the writing is the same but that's the only common aspect.
Little point: The word for rain in Cantonese literally translates to
'drop-sea'. For Gukka (Guest language, another dialect very similar, not
sure about the spelling), it translates to 'drop-water'.
> cf The chinese women's secret language (with its own secret writing
> too) and the spoken Chinese.
Oh? Blimey, never knew about that... That's why it's secret I suppose.
| Ling "Mental slavery,
_O_O_ Freshwater fish since 1976 set my spirit free"
More information about the MUD-Dev