mham001
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Re: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners

Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:02 pm

WIederling wrote:
mham001 wrote:
WIederling wrote:

It is interesting that the American accents are the more archaic ones.
Expat communities tend to preserve their originating culture
and language more than in the "home hive".


You're trying too hard. The insults are weak and pathetic. It shows.


Always amusing that knowledge from those not in the know is perceived as pathetic and or insulting:
https://www.google.com/search?q=america ... ld+english

you find the same thing in religions. protestant beliefs in the US are much nearer
to their "original separation" than what you find in European churches.
( add the regression of the religious right moving far back into the old testament "eye for an eye".)
Catholics are by way of their top down structure more homogenous on a global scale.


Like I said, your constant insults are pathetic and weak. You would have been better served googling 'archaic' before doubling down on foolishness.

ar·cha·ic
ärˈkāik/Submit
adjective
very old or old-fashioned. obsolete, out of date, old-fashioned, outmoded, behind the times, bygone, anachronistic, antiquated, superannuated, antediluvian, old world, old-fangled;
 
johns624
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Re: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners

Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:01 pm

Flighty wrote:
I think "The Ukraine" is another similar example, people trying to be cool, but actually it's just unstoppable human fail. And we're all not perfect.
I grew up with a lot of 1st generation Ukrainian-Americans. Them and their parents all called it "the Ukraine".
 
WIederling
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Re: The Butchering Of Chinese Names By Foreigners

Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:11 pm

mham001 wrote:
ar·cha·ic
ärˈkāik/Submit
adjective
very old or old-fashioned. obsolete, out of date, old-fashioned, outmoded, behind the times, bygone, anachronistic, antiquated, superannuated, antediluvian, old world, old-fangled;


citing needs to be combined with understanding. see:
Archaic may refer to a period of time preceding a designated classical period, or something from an older period of time that is also not found or used currently:
Archaic language, one that preserves features that are no longer present in other languages of the same language family.


And in context here it is exactly that. The core English language has moved on while the American use has adhered more to past English usage and pronouncation.
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