rose~ Posted April 3, 2006 at 12:14 PM Report Share Posted April 3, 2006 at 12:14 PM I am learning 上海话 shang4 hai3 hua4 Shanghainese, and in some of my books, the Shanghainese is written in characters, for example: 侬好勿? nong ho va? how are you? What I would like to know is, could you say that the character "侬" (nong) here is used just to represent the sound, or does "侬" actually mean "you"? If it is just representing the sound, then who is in charge of deciding which characters represent what? And is it set by anyone that "侬"nong should be "你"? What I am really trying to ask is, how much authority do these characters have? As far as I know, you can see magazines with those special Hong Kong characters in them, and they seem to be set. But where, if anywhere, can we see these "Shanghainese characters"? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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