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accepted What can we make of the name 九儿?
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accepted How can I improve my tonal range?
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comment What are the 1,500 chengyu for the 2015 chengyu convention
What is the Chengyu Convention? Does it have some other more common name?
Feb
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answered Does anyone know origins of 万一?
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revised What is the Mandarin term for great godparents?
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revised What is the Mandarin term for great godparents?
Expanded on foster parents.
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answered What is the Mandarin term for great godparents?
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comment What is the Mandarin term for great godparents?
Your second question is about English, not about Chinese and a glance at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godparent shows the whole idea of godparent in English means different things to different people. Exactly what do you mean by godparent in English? Do you mean someone who will guarantee the religious training of the godchild?
Feb
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comment How can I improve my tonal range?
I wondered about this. It seems I would need some discipline at least for a while, to keep my high tones at that natural high, and the lows at that natural low. If I can find a good note just a little above my English-language natural high on a piano keyboard, then I can use that to keep me on track -- to make me hold that good high note, as a training device. And similarly find a note just a bit below my English-language natural low, and use that note to make me keep reaching that low. But I don't know if this can work.
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revised How can I improve my tonal range?
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comment How can I improve my tonal range?
Excellent suggestion of what to watch, for this very purpose! Clear dialogue, helpful vocal registers.
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revised How can I improve my tonal range?
Added a conclusion.
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comment How can I improve my tonal range?
Stan and @Drunken Master may be exactly right that my problem is not really tonal pitch at all. But I still think part of the problem is that my highs and lows are not far enough apart. Certainly part of my problem is that the native Chinese speakers whose voices I most admire are speaking an octave above what I can do! I do try to mimic even them, in the privacy of my own home. And maybe that really is the best strategy for me.
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revised How can I improve my tonal range?
Clarified what I am seeking.
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revised How can I improve my tonal range?
Clarify that that this is about tone drills, while actual speech raises other issues.
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asked How can I improve my tonal range?
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comment Help with pronouncing 道 precisely
@vermillon Yes! Corrected now.
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revised Help with pronouncing 道 precisely
Corrected a typo on phonemes.
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accepted Help with pronouncing 道 precisely