Quest Posted February 28, 2006 at 01:26 AM Report Share Posted February 28, 2006 at 01:26 AM Quote:Originally Posted by Mugi Yeah, a lot of the vocab doesn't match, but by far the greater portion does. And it's this greater portion that allows native Taiwanese speakers to make the necessary connections. http://pinyin.info/readings/mair/taiwanese.html nope. I'd post some relevant quotes but I'm not sure if I can spam up the thread with large blocks of text if it's not really on-topic Even Koreans and Japanese share the majority of their vocabulary with Mandarin. It seems to me Mugi knows at least 3 Chinese dialects. I know two, and I would say yes to that very statement. I think I learned Mandarin by association. That's why dialect speakers would mispronounce some words in Mandarin, and they can't distinguish zcs/zhchsh, n/ng. They never learned Mandarin as a new language, but rather just by association. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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