In the United States, the charming southern accent is all about vowels that get swapped around or changed. I still remember this great game of Catch Phrase where the southern belle mother gave this clue “It’s long and thin” and Continue reading Chinese Southern Charm
Chinese words are made up of so few possible syllables that it’s almost hard NOT to rhyme. For example, Wang Lihong has a song called “Can you feel my world” that has the following rhyme scheme: A A A A Continue reading Why Is It So Easy to Rhyme in Mandarin?
NOTE: To download these PDFs directly to your computer without viewing it in your internet browser, right-click on the link and select “Save link/target as…” As I’m sure many of you know, the number of syllables in Chinese is limited. Continue reading Pinyin Chart