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Classical Chinese

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Classical Chinese or Literary Chinese is a traditional style of written Chinese based on the grammar and vocabulary of ancient Chinese, making it different from any modern spoken form of Chinese. ...

written vernacular Chinese

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Written vernacular Chinese refers to forms of written Chinese based on the vernacular language, in contrast to Classical Chinese, the written standard used from the Spring and Autumn period to the ...

clerical script

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The clerical script is an archaic style of Chinese calligraphy, which evolved in the Warring States period to the Qin dynasty and was dominant in the Han dynasty. It is highly legible to modern ...

seal script

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Seal script is an ancient style of Chinese calligraphy, which evolved out of the Zhou dynasty script. During the Qin dynasty, the Qin variant of seal script became standard and was adopted as the ...

Taiwanese Hokkien

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Taiwanese Hokkien, commonly known as Taiwanese is the Hokkien dialect of Min Nan as spoken by about 70% of the population of Taiwan.

Standard Chinese

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Standard Chinese or Modern Standard Chinese (also known as Mandarin and Putonghua) is a standardised variety of Chinese and the official language of the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of ...

Modern English

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Modern English is the form of the English language spoken since the Great Vowel Shift in England, completed in roughly 1550. The period of Modern English is marked by English being adapted all around ...

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