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    Default Re: Dialect songs: is the flood gate now open?

    There is a reason why dialects were discouraged so that standard Mandarin becomes more commonly used.

    No need to worry about flood gate. Because there is no flood.

    The time of xinyao is long past. It is no longer popular. Even in its heyday, it was not a particularly good genre of songs.

    Who cares anyway?

    This is not the 1970s where access to dialect songs can be controlled.

    Now you can just click on your Hong Kong radio station on the Internet and listen to Cantonese songs.
    Click on some Taiwanese Internet stations for Hokkien songs.

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    Default Re: Dialect songs: is the flood gate now open?

    Most children born in the mid to late 90s hardly can speak a full sentence in dialect... beside all the usual dialect version of '4 letters words'... IMO, there will be little to no flood...

    But personally.... I support 'Singlish' as the official dialect of Singapore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    There is a reason why dialects were discouraged so that standard Mandarin becomes more commonly used.

    No need to worry about flood gate. Because there is no flood.

    The time of xinyao is long past. It is no longer popular. Even in its heyday, it was not a particularly good genre of songs.

    Who cares anyway?

    This is not the 1970s where access to dialect songs can be controlled.

    Now you can just click on your Hong Kong radio station on the Internet and listen to Cantonese songs.
    Click on some Taiwanese Internet stations for Hokkien songs.
    I don't agree with what was done in the past that they have to eliminate dialects so that we can learn mandarin

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    Default Re: Dialect songs: is the flood gate now open?

    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    I don't agree with what was done in the past that they have to eliminate dialects so that we can learn mandarin

    So... what's your "Theory" on why they standardize the Chinese language as Mandarin ??

    And did they 'eliminate' dialect ?? You mean no one is speaking it now. ?? Or will the speaker be arrested ??

    You do know that even in China... Mandarin is the Official language instead of mix use of the over 50 dialect from 50+ ethnic group...
    Last edited by diver-hloc; 23rd August 2013 at 11:59 AM.

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    can i intro this song to u guys? chinese, cantonese, hokkien in 1 song. not something new, but this one is nice :

    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    can i intro this song to u guys? chinese, cantonese, hokkien in 1 song. not something new, but this one is nice :
    Thumbs up. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1me8ap1xel View Post
    Thumbs up. Nice.
    My fav kung fu intro song in it's original glory.


    If the gate is opened towards quality, great new heights of progress and civilisation, I don't mind... but definitely no to rowdy cavemen with gold bars, touting fast cars and flouting traffic rules..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    My fav kung fu intro song in it's original glory.


    If the gate is opened towards quality, great new heights of progress and civilisation, I don't mind... but definitely no to rowdy cavemen with gold bars, touting fast cars and flouting traffic rules..
    wah lao, u so old meh...this drama was like early 80s?
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxshade View Post
    My fav kung fu intro song in it's original glory.
    Nice song.

    Title: 鐵血丹心


    A duet by Roman Tam (羅文) and Jenny Tseng (甄妮)

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    Default Re: Dialect songs: is the flood gate now open?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    can i intro this song to u guys? chinese, cantonese, hokkien in 1 song. not something new, but this one is nice :

    Good singer and nice song.

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    Default Re: Dialect songs: is the flood gate now open?

    One thing the policy makers did not fully understand is that knowing dialect does not degrade your ability to learn Mandarin.
    Actually it reinforces and facilitates your ability to learn Mandarin.

    However, at the time of such policy, both the PM (LKY) and DPM (GKS) were Perenakans. So with their background, it is easy to understand why they got that part wrong.

    I think the authorities did concede that if one is highly intelligent, then learning both dialect and Mandarin is not a problem.

    But in policy making, they have to plan for the general masses, who may not all be so gifted.
    Last edited by ricohflex; 24th August 2013 at 10:10 AM.

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