#1
This has been bugging forever...

If spoken Chinese is based on tonality, how do they sing in Chinese without changing the meaning?

How do they type if Chinese has no alphabet and is based on characters?

EDIT: Sorry if these are stupid questions or semi-offensive
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#3
You're not UG's only rap fan. I'm a fan of the genre as well. I will acknowledge your question when you stop lying.
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#4
China has an alphabet. They have pinyin (Sp?) that's basically words made of our letters with the intonations on em.
#5
I only know how they type because I have many Chinese friends. Basically they have a program into which they type in the pronounciation of chinese characters with english letters and then choose the appropriate character from a dropdown box.
#9
Its like texting for the language. Each key adds a different horizontal, vertical, ect... line to each character.
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#10
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I too have an important Chinese question.


How would someone with a thick Chinese accent pronounce "Lollipop" in English?

I would ask my chinese teacher but... I got expelled. Maybe with a long "O" sound
#11
What about the singing part?
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#12
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I would ask my chinese teacher but... I got expelled. Maybe with a long "O" sound

I was more referring to how they would pronounce the 'L''s because they usually sound like 'R's. So as of now my best guess would be "row-ree-pop?"

That and "Apple."

And "Mandible."
#13
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I was more referring to how they would pronounce the 'L''s because they usually sound like 'R's. So as of now my best guess would be "row-ree-pop?"

That and "Apple."

And "Mandible."


What about "Lol"?

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What about the singing part?

I don't know. If I'm wrong I'm afraid Harmie will come in and tear me a new asshole.
#15
They aren't Chinese questions, they're questions about China...

Damn you.
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#17
Singing in chine was banned back in 1924.

Jesus man, learn some fugging history.
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#18
they type it like this:

我会写中文!
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Singing in chine was banned back in 1924.

Jesus man, learn some fugging history.


Jesus man, learn some ****in' country.
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I too have an important Chinese question.


How would someone with a thick Chinese accent pronounce "Lollipop" in English?

Well if you're trying to make a racist joke kinda fail since the Japanese are the ones who use "r's" instead of "l's"
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#22
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I too have an important Chinese question.


How would someone with a thick Chinese accent pronounce "Lollipop" in English?

Kind of like "LAWLLYPAWP"
Pretty much the same way you would say it.
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What about the singing part?


the language is based on accents and tone of voice. not musical tones. go be stupid somwhere eles.
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