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On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 3:35 PM, Kjell Rehnström <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Cheng-Zhong Su skrev:
>
>>
>> The separation started from local accent. Without TV and radio, village to
>> village, town to town could get their own local accent. But the alphabetic
>> system required every letter reflect these local accents then gradually
>> the
>> writing system had to change to adapt the changing accent. On the other
>> hand, the Chinese writing system was irrelevant to pronunciation. So until
>> now, if a Chinese don't know Japanese, they can still communicate by hand
>> writing.
>> Now we have TV and radio, things could get better as you have said; French
>> in Canada doesn't split from Europe. But I still found that the English
>> has
>> different pronunciation among British, America, Australia and Canada. I
>> hope
>> it will not affect the writing system.
>>
>>
>>
> Many years ago I had access to a French programming from Canada, as I had
> Canale 5 which is an international French channel. And at least as I
> remember, the Canadian French was quite different in pronunciation from the
> French I will hear on TV or in movies here.
>
> Kjell R

I see. The Australia English sounds different with both America and British
too. I hope in the future this situation can be improved.

Cheng-Zhong Su