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Re: Job losses among foreigners

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 26 Dec 2020 4:00 pm

Having be in Asia for almost 4 decades, with a Tamil/Malay/English speaking wife and a English/Chinese speaking daughter & son, I believe I know the difference between the Chinese "Tonal" language, and the tone(tenor) in which it is spoken. One changes the meaning, the other changes the perception of friend or foe. As a westerner (of which I am), my reference would obviously be via be perception of friend or foe as english is not really a tonal language. Anybody who was reading the thread in an expat forum would have grasped that unless they were basically a troll. Good try troll. No Joke. Your perception isn't wide enough (narrow-minded comes to mind).

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Re: Job losses among foreigners

Post by tiktok » Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:44 pm

Dude why are you always looking for an argument and talking about your past life? I just wanted to point out the difference between gweilo and ang moh, and maybe invite some discussion around it. Sorry if I didn't grasp your special meaning of tonal, cos on face value it just looked like another foreigner with no clue about Chinese.

I could give you my ethnic background (very white), wife's ethnicity and details of my kids but that would be kinda classless don't you think?
I not troll/wacko/spammer.
Me no expat. Me foreigner.

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Re: Job losses among foreigners

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 26 Dec 2020 11:14 pm

In your case it would probably GIVE you some class.

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