“China’s tower of babel” and the language/dialect question. Again. (Sinoglot)


Submitted by Olle Linge on 10 March, 2014 15:14

Beginner Intermediate Speaking Information-and-Advice Dialects

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What's a dialect? What's a language? Are Mandarin, Cantonese and Wu different languages or are they dialects of the same language. The answer is that there is no answer, it depends. This is a short post that explains the problem for people who aren't familiar with Chinese dialects.

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