Field of Science

Speaking Chinese

People often talk about speaking 'Chinese,' as if there were a single language called 'Chinese.' There are a number of related Chinese languages, much as there are a number of related Romance languages.

It turns out the situation is worse than we thought, though. Linguists have been discovering new Chinese languages.

1 comment:

rone said...

Hi,

I dont research much about the chinese language but whatever I read I am sharing here..
Spoken Chinese is distinguished by its high level of internal diversity, although all spoken varieties of Chinese are tonal and analytic.

Thanks
Rone from sejour linguistique australie