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comment What is the function of 甲 in 桂林山水甲天下?
+1 for the Chinese translation for Italian Serie A.
Feb
2
comment Characteristics of Northern and Southern accents
Thanks for sharing your knowledge on Wu-dialect and historical context. I've learned something new about m, mv and w. (Yes, the m-w interchange is quite apparent.) And also h, f and n.
Feb
2
comment Characteristics of Northern and Southern accents
Yes, lack of 捲舌 is an obvious characteristic. For people who speak Cantonese all their lives and don't learn Mandarin or English (not me), 捲舌 took a while to learn. By the way, thanks for pointing out the speed - I'll keep this in mind.
Jan
31
comment Characteristics of Northern and Southern accents
@Alenanno The question that your pointed out is close, but not quite. There are many, many languages in Southern China. Even within Guangdong there are many. For example, Toishan was once a popular dialect/language spoken in North America's Chinatown. In Northern China there are many languages that have their own characteristics. For instance, some of Hakka's patterns don't exist in Mandarin. I don't like to over-generalize (Mandarin VS Cantonese) but here I need a starting point.