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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:42 am

I've never ever heard it called "guang chu", so I can't comment. I have no doubt people can butcher proper names any which way, but there is a right way and wrong way to pronounce things. Chinese Pinyin is an international standard. It's not an interpretation and it doesn't have an 'anglicized' version. You either say it right or you say it wrong.

Note that a lot of Chinese cities do have old English names. Ever heard of 'Canton'? That was Guangzhou.

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:02 am

zzm9980 wrote:Note that a lot of Chinese cities do have old English names. Ever heard of 'Canton'? That was Guangzhou.


Of course, and indeed I have had the pleasure of visiting. But they don't speak Guangzhouese there do they :wink:

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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:14 am

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Note that a lot of Chinese cities do have old English names. Ever heard of 'Canton'? That was Guangzhou.


Of course, and indeed I have had the pleasure of visiting. But they don't speak Guangzhouese there do they :wink:


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Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:15 am

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Note that a lot of Chinese cities do have old English names. Ever heard of 'Canton'? That was Guangzhou.


Of course, and indeed I have had the pleasure of visiting. But they don't speak Guangzhouese there do they :wink:



And for the WD40s of the forum who will need this spelled out:

The chinese word for Cantonese is "广东è¯

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 11:20 am

[quote="zzm9980"] The chinese word for Cantonese is "广东è¯

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 25 Sep 2014 1:12 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:Note that a lot of Chinese cities do have old English names. Ever heard of 'Canton'? That was Guangzhou.


Of course, and indeed I have had the pleasure of visiting. But they don't speak Guangzhouese there do they :wink:



And for the WD40s of the forum who will need this spelled out:

The chinese word for Cantonese is "广东è¯


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