Structural Analysis Of Vietnamese

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The history of the Vietnamese language has been divided into six different periods, namely the Pre-Vietnamese, Proto-Vietnamese, Archaic Vietnamese, Ancient Vietnamese, Middle Vietnamese, and Modern Vietnamese periods.

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Structural Analysis Of VietnameseStructural Analysis of the Vietnamese LanguageBy Duane GoddingThe History and Orthography of the Vietnamese LanguageThe history of the Vietnamese language has been divided into six different periods, namely the Pre-Vietnamese, Proto-Vietnamese, Archaic Vietnamese, Ancient Vietnamese, Middle Vietnamese, and Modern Vietnamese periods (p.1, Language Translation). For purposes of this assignment I will only briefly discuss each period. The Pre-Vietnamese period marks the time of the Muong language which is said to be the predecessor of Vietnamese and the closest language known today to Vietnamese. During the Proto-Vietnamese period we see an influx of Chinese vocabulary in the language of the people living during that time. It is dated circa 7th to 9th century A.D. Also during this period the Vietnamese language only had three tones, whereas today it has six tones. The Archaic Vietnamese period is the period when the language started to develop its own lexicon circa 10th century A.D. The Ancient Vietnamese period comes around circa 15th century A.D. The Vietnamese changed their writing system from the standard Chinese system to a more logographi

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