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  1. Hi-tech help for learning English

    Posted Apr 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the language transfer effect. This is when students apply phonemes- the smallest segmental unit of sound- for Cantonese to English. The letter v is a good example of how this can occur. 'In ... that re-engineers automatic speech recognition technology to support pronunciation training for native Cantonese speakers. Users pick a word or sentence they wish to pronounce, hear a model pronunciation ...

  2. Hone your Putonghua skills on the Net

    Posted Jul 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... kind used in learning the language in Chinese-speaking communities. 'The tone graphs help explain pronunciation problems experienced by students,' said Ms Sze, a veteran Putonghua teacher. 'They are particularly useful for helping Cantonese-speaking learners produce accurate tones.' She said the aim of the course is to encourage teenagers to learn the language ...

  3. Cantonese app to help smokers kick habit

    Posted Jun 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Smokers who want to quit will soon have a handy comrade in their battle against tobacco- the iPhone. A free Cantonese software application- the first of its kind- ... temptation. Apps to help smokers kick the habit are already widely available, but this will be the first with an interface in traditional Chinese and audio in Cantonese, said Dr Anne Chee, acting ...

  4. Entering characters easy with intuitive system

    Posted Jul 27th 2004, 12:00am by Danyll Wills

    ... the characters correctly in Putonghua. It is not impossible to use a romanised system for Cantonese- the Yale system, for example- but the mode is not popular. Systems based on shape, however, ...

  5. New satellite channel to offer tasty lifestyle morsels in Cantonese

    Posted Dec 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kit, the chief executive of newly established satellite television broadcaster Dim Sum Channel. Dim Sum, a Cantonese TV channel providing lifestyle and information programmes for the delta, ... said he and Pong Chun-yee are the only two shareholders. 'Mr Pong and I have experience doing TV-related business in China and we want to build up a TV channel in Cantonese to serve ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SCIENCE FOCUS

    How machines' speech recognition capability has been evolving

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Yam

    ... will only get smarter. That was some techno-epiphany. In the rapidly developing technology of Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), machines are "hearing" and understanding spoken language ... Conceptually, ASR is simply the machine-matching of sounds with words. By using models of the sounds of a language to build a library of words, speech can theoretically be matched with words. ...

  7. Learn Putonghua skills at home with the click of a mouse

    Posted Mar 08th 2004, 12:00am by Andy Chen

    ... Andy Cheng An innovative Putonghua learning website has been launched to enable Hong Kong people to learn the language over the internet by subscription. The website was launched by KanHan ... this online Putonghua training with the click of a mouse. The training platform, which gives people an alternative means to learn the language, also provides different levels of training- elementary, ...

  8. 3D's new dimension to learning a language

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Nehmzow pointed out that the company plans to enter the mainland's English-language learning market, which consulting firm McKinsey & Co has estimated to be worth US$2.1 billion annually. ...

  9. The right spirit

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... great for people who aren't self-employed, but for me it's just another big money-loser, as my Cantonese language students invariably go away for up to three weeks. I thought it might ... Cecilie Gamst Berg The term for Easter in Cantonese is fok wot jit ('back to life festival'), so it comes as no surprise that Good Friday is 'Jesus suffers difficulties ...

  10. University hopes to fine-tune bionic ears for Chinese tones

    Posted Apr 09th 2006, 12:00am by Niki Law

    ... 'sounding like foreigners trying to speak Cantonese', Chinese University is embarking on a mission to enhance the range of the devices. 'Chinese is a tonal language- Mandarin has four tones and Cantonese has nine. They are very different to western language, which is quite flat,' said Zhang Yuanting, head of the university's biomedical engineering department. ...




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