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Chinese Languages in Singapore: Standard Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Fuzhou Dialect, Teochew Dialect, Singaporean Mandarin, Wu Chinese Books LLC

Chinese Languages in Singapore: Standard Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Fuzhou Dialect, Teochew Dialect, Singaporean Mandarin, Wu Chinese

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Published August 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781157709800
Paperback
108 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Mandarin Chinese, Standard Chinese, Yue Chinese, Hakka Chinese, Fuzhou dialect, Speak MandarinMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Mandarin Chinese, Standard Chinese, Yue Chinese, Hakka Chinese, Fuzhou dialect, Speak Mandarin Campaign, Teochew dialect, Singaporean Mandarin, Wu Chinese, Singaporean Hokkien, Hokkien influence on Singaporean Mandarin, Min Chinese, Singdarin, Standard Singaporean Mandarin, Chinese language romanisation in Singapore, Huanna. Excerpt: Fuzhou dialect (, Foochow Romanized: )), also known as Foochow dialect, Foochow, Foochowese, Fuzhounese, or Fuzhouhua, is considered the standard dialect of Min Dong, which is a branch of Min Chinese mainly spoken in the eastern part of Fujian Province. Native speakers also call it (), meaning the language spoken in everyday life. In Singapore and Malaysia, the language is known as Hokchiu, which is the Min Dong pronunciation of Fuzhou. Although it is traditionally called a dialect, Fuzhou can be variously considered a dialect or a language depending on whether one bases their definition on social or linguistic criteria. By linguistic criteria, the Fuzhou dialect is technically a separate language, as it is not mutually intelligible with other Min languages - let alone other Sinitic (Chinese) languages. Centered in Fuzhou City, the Fuzhou dialect covers eleven cities and counties: Fuzhou (), Pingnan (), Gutian (), Luoyuan (), Minqing (), Lianjiang (, Matsu included), Minhou (), Changle (), Yongtai (), Fuqing () and Pingtan (). Fuzhou dialect is also the second local language in northern and middle Fujian cities and counties, like Nanping (), Shaowu (), Shunchang (), Sanming () and Youxi (). Fuzhou dialect is also widely spoken in some regions abroad, especially in Southeastern Asian countries like Malaysia and Indonesia. The city of Sibu in Malaysia is called New Fuzhou due to the influx of immigrants there in the early 1900s. Similarly, the language has spread to the USA, UK, Aust...