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June 16th, 2010

Two more pieces not entirely relevant, but still distantly related to my last post: First is a post on Sinoglot about Teochow – a language I am most unfamiliar with. The second, via the comments on that Sinoglot post, is an article in the NYTimes about the changing language dominance in New York’s Chinatowns. I particularly like the final quotation:

“And now I speak Mandarin better than Cantonese,” he added with a chuckle. “So, Chinatown — it’s always changing.”

True enough, I guess. Still, it would be nice to see local communities changing with rather than being run over by the times. Still, I guess that’s the way history unfolds.

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