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comment Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced “di” even though it is used as a possessive particle?
That's incorrect. The new characters were invented for the sole purpose of representing the informal pronunciation; they cannot be understood as actual words. Since the two characters are in fact used equivalently, the linguistics convention is to consider them the same character with a formal and an informal pronunciation.
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revised What shoud I use to say “I love you”: “wa ai lo” or “wo ai ni”?
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comment What shoud I use to say “I love you”: “wa ai lo” or “wo ai ni”?
The newer generation of speakers for Shanghainese, Cantonese, etc. are gradually replacing the "n" initial with a "l". Also, a lot of them don't nasalize the ending when they're speaking quickly, or the asker just didn't catch it.
May
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comment What shoud I use to say “I love you”: “wa ai lo” or “wo ai ni”?
普通话 = "Standard Chinese", "Standard Mandarin", or just "Chinese". The dialect based in Beijing and adopted in the rest of the country. Simplified Chinese = 簡體字, the simplified characters adopted since the 1950s in the People's Republic of China.
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answered What shoud I use to say “I love you”: “wa ai lo” or “wo ai ni”?
Apr
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comment Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
As for the Baidu page, you linked to the page on "Linear equation in one unknown" whereas y=kx+b is a linear equation in two unknowns. Based on my experience, the use of a,b,c, as coefficients in equations where all the unknowns are on one side is the worldwide standard. It's only when we need to emphasize the "slope" of a line (the linear relationship between two unknowns) that we use m or k.
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revised Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
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comment Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
BertR: I checked the history of those Wikipedia pages and they were written by someone from Hong Kong, which uses the British system.
Apr
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revised Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
probably incorrect
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revised Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
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answered Why in China do they use k instead of m for the slope of a line?
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answered “Four-part” composition of characters
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comment Which expression do native speakers actually use: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (or other)?
Why do you think this answer would be useful when 1) The question was resolved three months ago; and 2) Two-thirds of your answer is exactly the same as the accepted answer, and the remaining one-third is completely wrong? (The 年 in "过年, 拜年, 大年初一" does not refer to the festival, just as the word in "新年" does not refer to the festival. It simply means year.)
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revised Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced “di” even though it is used as a possessive particle?
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revised Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced “di” even though it is used as a possessive particle?
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