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The literal meaning of siu- is “small. Neih cntonese mhhaih Meihgwokyahn a? Keuih mhhaih Hdh Saang. Deuimhjyuh, ngoh mhhaih Chahn Saang. See Drill Ik c Surname and title as polite formal substitute for neih as term of address.

The closest American sound is the vowel sound of general American “dog,” but with more rounding of the lips than in English. This type of phrase is often called an idiom, or an idiomatic expression. Ho answers that he is.


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Americans of Chinese descent in the U. Hoh Saang haih mhhaih gong Yingman a?

However the students in that course had been selected on the basis of a roughly the same language aptitude score on the Modern Language Aptitude Test, and they had all previously studied Mandarin Chinese, a closely related language. Gam, keuih sik mhsik Jungman 2. I am a Japanese. People from Hong Kong are also included in the term Gwongdungyahn. Learn to respond to the following classroom instructions: Changes in the basic sound of tones when syllables are spoken in sequence is called tone sandhi.

See BC and Drill 2 k. Seuhnghoiwa tuhng Qwokyuh He speaks both Shanghai dialect keuih dou slk gong ga.

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Absence of pronoun object. Cantonese, or Standard Cantonese, is a language that originated in the vicinity of Canton i. There is no counterpart vowel in American English with a similar sound, but you can produce the sound by protruding your lips while you sustain the “ee” [i] sound of the English letter “E.


My name is Lau.

Keuih haih mhhaih Meih- gwokyahn a? Keuih mhhaih Leih Taai, ngoh haih.

Keuihdeih gong Seuhng- They’re speaking Shanghai hoiwa. It is recommended that the rhythm of the drills not be interrupted by questions in English. Share the knowledge with your friends! Jeung Jeung Jeung If. Jeung Slujo Yingaan or Cantlnese aim, neih alk mhaik Tingaan a? The recommended procedure for the buildup is as follows: Get this audiobook plus a second, free.

I You can speak Shang- hai dialect?! There are two kinds of expansion drills. Bounded vowels are those pronounced with the lips rounded, unrounded vowels those that are not.

Uninflected verb forms in Cantonese: