Chinese teacher language

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Good morning, fellow toastmasters and honour guests, today I pretend myself as a Chinese teacher introducing some interesting information about Cantonese to you from the view of a real Chinese people. I would like to talk about Cantonese in the aspect of its language and history. ç¿» First, language.

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LanguageFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search This article is about the properties of language in general. For other uses, see Language (disambiguation).Cuneiform is one of the first known forms of written language, but spoken language is believed to predate writing by tens of thousands of years at least.Language may refer either to the specifically human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, or to a specific instance of such a system of complex communication. The scientific study of language in any of its senses is called linguistics.The approximately 3000-6000 languages that are spoken by humans today are the most salient examples, but natural languages can also be based on visual rather than auditive stimuli, for example in sign languages and written language. Codes and other kinds of artificially constructed communication systems such as those used for computer programming can also be called languages. A language in this sense is a system of signs for encoding and decoding information. The English word derives from Latin lingua, "language, tongue." This metaphoric relation between language and the tongue exists in many languages and testifies to the historical prominence of spoken languages.[1] When used as a general concept, "language" refers to the cognitive faculty that enables humans to learn and use systems of complex communication.The human language faculty is thought to be fundamentally different fro

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