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Cantonese is wiser than Mandarin in language

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By Choy Cho Hei Saki (145139) 8th Nov, 2016

Cantonese is wiser than Mandarin in language, it is because Cantonese preserved the ancient pronunciation, said Tien Dai, a Hong Kong author and poet.

Speaking at a student assembly in Shue Yan University on Tuesday, Dai responds on the speech of Ng Wing Tung, a candidate of representatives of Arts for the Hong Kong arts Development council (ADC). Ng has said that Mandarin is a nation language which is well known in China, but Cantonese is just a dialect. Dai disagree with his point of view, and tried to utter an ancient poem, “The Eight Formations”, a work of Du Fu, a Tong dynasty poet, in different dialect of China.

The most important point is that Cantonese includes nine pronounce, while Mandarin has just four, also lots of poems had written in the tone of Cantonese, there will be no rhyme when we speak in Mandarin, said by Dai.

He emphasized there is no way to mention Cantonese is just a dialect and cannot regard as a literature, the one who spoke with this message should not be a “smart person”.

--145139 2016年11月8日 (二) 19:15 (CST)

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Dai Tien, a prominent HK writer and poet, waded into the debate about the merits and demerits of Cantonese and Putonghua, saying Cantonese was better.

The debate was raised again after Ng Wing-tung, a candidate contesting a seat as representative in the HKADC said in his platform Mandarin was universally adopted whereas Cantonese was only a dialect in southern China.

Speaking at axxxxx, Dai explained he thinks Cantonese is better by reading out a Chinese poem, XXX, written by Du Fu, a Tang Dynasty poet, in Cnaontese and Putonghua separately. The rhyme of the poem could best be expressed in Cantonese, he said.

Dai explained this was because Cantonese has nine tones, whereas Putonghua only has four. A lot of poems, he said, were written on the basis of Cantonese, adding the poem would lose its rhyme if it was read out in Putonghua.

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