Hang onto your hats, SinoPhiles and Armchair Linguists, you’re about to be overwhelmed.
Awhile back, a visitor to this Web site wrote, “What is it about you Chinese-as-a-second-language folks? You’re so generous! All this information for free and just how I wanted and can use it.”
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet, as they say.
I’ve been tracking the development of the “Chinese Dialects” resource at Glossika.com for quite some time, and this site has now reached an amazing critical mass of content that will amaze, inform, and entertain for months, perhaps years if you’re a slow reader. It’s almost too much to catalog now.
As described by James Campbell, the site’s creator:
This resource includes a variety of other features, such as a listing of 8400 Chinese city names, robust content on romanization, a fabulous tone tutorial, information about 930 dialect place names and “drill-down” details about several main dialects, a Chinese FAQ addressing some topics I’ve not seen discussed anywhere else on the Web…and tons more.
But don’t just take my word for it. Head on over to http://www.glossika.com/en/dict/lang.htm and begin to experience this growing and amazing reference site for yourself.