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Joss was right... Mandarin is the language of the future...

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Friday, February 27, 2004 6:39 PM

MICRONAUT


Just saw this on CNN...

"Expert: New 'must learn' language likely to be Mandarin"

http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/science/02/27/future.language.ap/index.ht
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Weird... Joss's accidental choice of Mandarin over Cantonese may actually work out in reality...

"Just remember... all success is illusion: what has really been accomplished is the displacement of an area of specific failure to somewhere else... or is it the other way around?"

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Friday, February 27, 2004 7:32 PM

11THHOUR


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Originally posted by Micronaut:
Weird... Joss's accidental choice of Mandarin over Cantonese may actually work out in reality...



And we Firefly fans already have a leg up...

We can cuss a blue streak in Mandarin!

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Friday, February 27, 2004 7:46 PM

MICRONAUT


That is total gôu pì... Firefly fans would never curse in Mandarin... Dong ma?

"Just remember... all success is illusion: what has really been accomplished is the displacement of an area of specific failure to somewhere else... or is it the other way around?"

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Saturday, February 28, 2004 11:09 PM

11THHOUR


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Originally posted by Micronaut:
That is total gôu pì... Firefly fans would never curse in Mandarin... Dong ma?



Uh huh... well that's FAY-FAY duh PEE-yen!

On a related topic... I've been told by a friend, who travels in China, that Chinese people actually like to curse in English!

And that's no tzão gáo.

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:50 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


20 years later...

I wonder how many people working at CNN know how to speak Mandarin.

My guess is zero.

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Monday, June 24, 2024 8:50 PM

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Monday, June 24, 2024 9:11 PM

JAYNEZTOWN


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Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
20 years later...

I wonder how many people working at CNN know how to speak Mandarin.

My guess is zero.




Probably 2 or maybe 1 anyone with the Liu, Wong, Lehei or 'Wang' type name, you will have AI that will get a lot of people fired.

its not an escape language for a Westerner to learn, far removed from Latin, Germanic, Indo-European languages, it has lots and lots of news sounds, bending tones, a alphabet picto Logogram indicative Pictograph morphemes symbol ideogram 'letters' with thousands upon thousands of characters

possibly one of the more difficult languages to learn

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Monday, June 24, 2024 9:15 PM

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Songs in English are often dumb and the grammar poor, I can't see how it improves your English so why would it truly work in French?

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Monday, June 24, 2024 11:10 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Quote:

Originally posted by JAYNEZTOWN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:
20 years later...

I wonder how many people working at CNN know how to speak Mandarin.

My guess is zero.




Probably 2 or maybe 1 anyone with the Liu, Wong, Lehei or 'Wang' type name, you will have AI that will get a lot of people fired.



Well right... If we're going to cheat.

You know what I mean. Not a one damn virtue-signalling Whitey or diversity hire working at CNN over the last 20 years ever learned Chinese.

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its not an escape language for a Westerner to learn, far removed from Latin, Germanic, Indo-European languages, it has lots and lots of news sounds, bending tones, a alphabet picto Logogram indicative Pictograph morphemes symbol ideogram 'letters' with thousands upon thousands of characters

possibly one of the more difficult languages to learn



Yeah. Those characters are wild. Same with Japanese and Kanji. I honestly don't even understand how they can communicate over the internet via keyboard unless they learned another language to do it or made their own hybrid language expressly for typing.

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Saturday, July 6, 2024 6:15 AM

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Quote:

Originally posted by 6ixStringJack:

Yeah. Those characters are wild. Same with Japanese and Kanji. I honestly don't even understand how they can communicate over the internet via keyboard unless they learned another language to do it or made their own hybrid language expressly for typing.



They have a word recognition spell checker and can input using Romanji (English Latin script letters) or Hiragana or Katakana or everyone can send a happy face or sad face, the somewhat universally recognized meme smiley face symbols

the program recognized the phonetic sound and then shifts the word into a Chinese 'Kanji' character



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out of Chinese, Arabic, Japanese and Korea they say Korean is the easiest of the difficult language to learn but far removed from English and little in common to help English speakers

Some will claim Vietnamese is either Hard or Easier Than You Think, some rank Vietnamese as hardish or medium next to Turkish, Polish, Thai, Greek.

https://blog.rosettastone.com/the-complete-list-of-language-difficulty
-rankings
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Monday, July 8, 2024 9:06 AM

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Monday, July 8, 2024 6:57 PM

6IXSTRINGJACK


Man... I can't even learn Spanish. There's no way I'd ever learn an Asian language.

I've done some stuff like Rosetta Stone and Babel before. I'd say that for my mind the Babel would have had a much better chance of working for me if I stuck with it.

I know enough to say greetings, introduce myself and ask for somebody's name. I could string together a few sentences like asking where the bathroom is. Unless things really change, I don't see a real need to know much more than that unless I wanted to get into some sort of management position where it would be an asset to be fluent in both.

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