Sobekhotep wrote:Actually, I think it's a pidgin, not a creole. A creole is used as a person's native language which doesn't seem to be the case here.
VROOR wrote:Thank you for correcting and the explain of the terms.
Sobekhotep wrote:It's interesting that this pidgin developed, instead of them (the Hui & Uyghurs) just speaking Mandarin with each other.
VROOR wrote:The Numbers:
formiko wrote:The Turkic languages are one of my least studied language families, although I think Turkish itself is fascinating. I somehow lump all Turkish languages together (soft of like Scandinavian languages, but truly, how close are they? I'd like this answered by a native or someone who is very familiar with the family. Can an Uzbek read aTurkish newspaper?? Can a Kazakh understand a Turkish conversation? I'üe met quite a few Turks who say those languages are like Chinese to them, but I always sensed a tone of derision and they may not have been completely truthful (for political reasons probably)
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