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by Alex
Wed Oct 02, 2002 7:03 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: A Separate Cantonese Republic???
Replies: 124
Views: 376569

Re: A Separate Cantonese Republic???

It's a nice idea having a nation where everyone is of the same stock, but most people (if not all people) are not purely any race. Racial definitions themselves are very vague because: · They're named after places where a race used to reside but doesn't anymore (often another race they're having an ...
by Alex
Wed Oct 02, 2002 7:02 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: A Separate Cantonese Republic???
Replies: 124
Views: 376569

Re: A Separate Cantonese Republic???

It's a nice idea having a nation where everyone is of the same stock, but most people (if not all people) are not purely any race. Racial definitions themselves are very vague because: · They're named after places where a race used to reside but doesn't anymore (often another race they're having an ...
by Alex
Thu Apr 18, 2002 5:20 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 596839

Re: Cantonese originally not Chinese???

I think the Vietnamese names thing is probably because of China's influence on Vietnamese food & language when China ruled Vietnam (giving Vietnamese foodwords) and the way Chinese loanwords in Vietnamese are similar to Cantonese words.
by Alex
Tue Apr 16, 2002 6:23 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Cantonese originally not Chinese???
Replies: 226
Views: 596839

Re: Cantonese originally not Chinese???

Hi, This is an interesting topic & definately the longest one on the message board. I know Vietnamese history and that the Vietnames people are actually a branch of MonKhmer people that decided to live somewhere that is now in Southern China. I think that they were forced south by the Chinese at som...
by Alex
Sun Jun 10, 2001 1:43 am
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: translation
Replies: 0
Views: 7206

translation

Hi. I was wondering if anyone here could help. I have a pendant which, according to my friend, "reads wayu wao chimou." after countless searches, I couldn't find anything. But, an on-line friend told me the language was mandarin. Is this true? is it possible for anyone to give me an english translat...