Vietnamese phonology is very, very similar to that of Cantonese. It would take me a few seconds to realize it when someone is speaking Cantonese instead of Vietnamese. However despite ‘sounding’ the same, the two languages are grammatically very different (certainly not mutually intelligible).
Likewise, people ask, where did the Vietnamese come from?
Originally from northern Vietnam and southern China, the Vietnamese have conquered much of the land belonging to the former Champa Kingdom and Khmer Empire over the centuries. They are the dominant ethnic group in most provinces of Vietnam, and constitute a significant portion of the population of Cambodia.
Who was the founder of the Vietnamese language?
The man credited with developing the modern Roman based Ch? qu?c ng? (script of the national language) is Alexandre De Rhodes, a French Jesuit missionary who came to Vietnam in 1627. Within six months of his arrival, De Rhodes was reportedly preaching in fluent Vietnamese.
How Vietnam was founded?
According to mythology, the first ruler of Vietnam was Hung Vuong, who founded the nation in 2879 B.C. China ruled the nation then known as Nam Viet as a vassal state from 111 B.C. until the 15th century, an era of nationalistic expansion, when Cambodians were pushed out of the southern area of what is now Vietnam.
Is it harder to learn Mandarin or Cantonese?
Yes, Cantonese is much harder to learn than Mandarin, it has about 7 tones, while Mandarin has only 5(4+1). And Cantonese has much more elements or components of Classical Chinese (Ancient Chinese) than Mandarin.
How many tones do the Thai language?
Is Thai left to right?
It isn’t known where the script comes from, but it is around 800 years old and may be based on the Mon, or the Khmer writing systems. It is read from left to right, but many of the vowels are written before their consonant and others are made up from a combination of characters around the consonant.
Which countries speak Thai?
Thai. The official language of Thailand is Thai, a Siamese language closely related to Lao, Shan in Burma, and numerous smaller languages of southern China and northern Vietnam. It is the principal language of education and government and is spoken throughout the country.
Do they speak English in Thailand?
Not at all. Thais do not expect foreigners to speak Thai. Another thing to keep in mind is that Thailand is a low-proficiency English-speaking country, which means that if you try to speak English to Thai people away from the tourist areas, they may not understand you.
What is the language of Thai?
Thai, Central Thai, or Siamese, is the national and official language of Thailand and the first language of the vast majority of the Thai people, including Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family. Over half of its words are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon, and Old Khmer.
Do animals have a language of their own?
Researchers say that animals, non-humans, do not have a true language like humans. However they do communicate with each other through sounds and gestures. Animals have a number of in-born qualities they use to signal their feelings, but these are not like the formed words we see in the human language.
Is Albanian a Slavic language?
Linguistic affinities. Albanian is considered an isolate within the Indo-European language family; no other language has been conclusively linked to its branch. Although Albanian shares lexical isoglosses with Greek, Germanic, and to a lesser extent Balto-Slavic, the vocabulary of Albanian is quite distinct.
Where is the Albanian language from?
Albanian is an Indo-European language which forms its own branch in the Indo-European family and has no close relatives. It is spoken by about 7.6 million people, mainly in Albania and Kosovo, and also in parts of Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia.
Are Slavs Russian?
Albanians, Austrians,, Hungarians, Romanians, Estonians, Lithuanians, and Latvians live near the Slavic nations, but they are not Slavs themselves. There are more Slavic peoples than any other ethnic group in Europe. Russians make up the most Slavs, followed by Poles and Ukrainians.
Is Albanian Slavic?
Contemporary historians conclude that, like all Balkan peoples, the Albanians are not descendants of a single ancient population; apart from the main ancestor, prehistoric Balkan populations such as the Illyrians, Dacians or Thracians, there is an additional admixture from Slavic, Greek, Vlach, Romano-Italian, Celtic
Which are the Slavic languages?
Key to these peoples and cultures are the Slavic languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and Belorussian to the east; Polish, Czech, and Slovak to the west; and Slovenian, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Macedonian, and Bulgarian to the south.
Can a Russian person understand Polish?
Although many people think Russian and Polish langugaes are very simialr they actually are not. I cannot understand Russsian speech properly, it is more like I can understand some single words but not a whole conversation/speech. For Poles it is way easier to understand Slovak and Czech than Russian.
Can a Russian understand a Serb?
There are languages that much more similar to Russian – Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, but if these languages are not native for you, even in this case you couldn’t communicate with Russians. Russian and Serbian are cousins while Swedish and Norwegian are brother and sister to put it that way.
Are Polish and Russian related?
Grammar of the Slavic Languages. The differences between Polish, Russian, Ukrainian and so forth have more to do with vocabulary than grammar. They are quite similar in terms of grammar. When it comes to vocabulary, however, they are more different from each other than Spanish is from Italian or from French.
Is Russian harder to learn than polish?
One may be slightly “harder” to learn than the other but they are essentially the same. I don’t Polish or Russian is harder than the other. Those studying Japanese, Chinese or Arabic had 63 weeks and they still couldn’t master the basics because those languages are logarithmically harder than Russian or Polish.
Do they speak Russian in Poland?
In fact, knowledge of Russian among Poles is not common nowadays. Both languages are similar, that’s true, because they belong to one “family”. But without learning at least of the basics, Pole would not understand Russian-speaking person. Unless they are drunken – then everything is understandable more or less;)
Is the Polish language similar to German?
Polish is most closely related to Slovak, Czech, Kashubian, and Ukrainain; German is most closely related to Limburgish, Dutch, Frisian, and English. Polish is a SLAVIC language, similar to Czech, Slovenian, Russian and maybe some other Slavic languages. German – a germanic language related to Austrian and Dutch.