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393 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by falconwing

Did you know that the English language can be lip-read but the Chinese language cannot?


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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/16/02 - 12:08:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
A lot of the Chinese language is based on how you stress certain sounds. And you can't lip-read stresses.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/16/02 - 12:14:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
I never knew that. I was just interested in knowing if Chinese chicks hummed.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 8:47:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
yes, as Chinese is a tonal language
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 8:52:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
tough luck for the deaf chinese kids.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 8:54:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
i'll keep this in mind next time i am ordered to go and spy on the chinese.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:06:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
that is an interesting fact
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:07:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
You learn something new everyday.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:18:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
my dad majored in Chinese, and he often tells me how there are like ten different meanings and ways to pronounce "shr".
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:20:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
thankyou for that bit of information
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:21:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
dkhalsa, your dad sounds boring.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:23:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
My dad informs me that he's allowed to play air guitar in NIN songs without guitar use because it's the American way.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:35:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's a very interesting fact. But i can't lip read in english!
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 7/25/02 - 9:56:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
nope, but thanks for enlightening me :)
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/8/07 - 8:53:59 PM EST (GMT-5)
Obviously.
Because words can mean like four+ different things.

yeah chinese XD

13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/8/07 - 8:55:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I didn't know that. Thanks for teaching me a new thing today
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/8/07 - 9:29:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I didn't. That's prety cool, though.
13 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Monday 1/8/07 - 9:31:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 6/16/2002 12:08:07 PM exxkon wrote:
A lot of the Chinese language is based on how you stress certain sounds. And you can't lip-read stresses.

That's what I figured.




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