About Me and My Language

Bird Story

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Translation 1: morphology

Translation 2: syntax

Word List
Chaozhou Dialect

Your first name
Your last name Parinyavottichai
Preferred name(s) of your language Chaochou
Alternative names Chaochow, Teochow, Teochew
Language classification Sino-Tibetan, Chinese
Geographic areas where spoken Thailand
Approximate number of monolingual speakers  Most speakers are Thai-Chaozhou bilinguals
Approximate number of fluent speakers 1,058,400
Other languages spoken in area/country Thai, Laos
Do the representatives of neighboring ethnic groups learn to speak your language? yes
If you answered yes to the above question, please specify Malaysia, Signapore
Does you language have a widely accepted writing system? yes (in China)
If you answered yes, what materials are written? Dictionary, newspapers can use a mix of Chaochou, Thai and Mandarin
1 tshek
2 no
3 sa (saN)
4 si
5 ngow
6 lak
7 tshik
8 poe
9 kau
10 tsap

Language Documentation Center, University of Hawai'i at Manoa 2005