Can the making of a language be a riveting story? Yes, yes, and 对啊. According to Sinologist, Linguist, Jazz Pianist & returning Geopats Guest David Moser, for modern day Mandarin Chinese there are power struggles, harsh words, a jazz music studio and a bit of Abbot and Costello behavior that contributed to the language story. In this conversation, David and I chat about his story and people packed book about the manufacturing of modern day Mandarin Chinese via his book "A Billion Voices".
David's last visit on Geopats Podcast:
Why Chinese is so hard (article): http://www.pinyin.info/readings/texts/moser.html
“A Billion Voices” (book): https://www.amazon.com/Billion-Voices-Language-Penguin-Special-ebook/dp/B01FVD7LES/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1538717916&sr=1-1&keywords=billion+voices
More about David: http://www.chinafile.com/contributors/david-moser
-Economist review of "A Billion Voices": https://www.economist.com/node/21708731/all-comments
-China Daily review of "A Billion Voices": http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2016-07/20/content_26150829.htm
-"Because Internet" by Gretchen McCulloch
(19:07) Language Card Games: Matthew Boyle, https://languagecardgames.com/
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(36:08) Mandarin Slang Guide Podcast: Josh Ogden-Davis, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mandarin-slang-guide/id1486119460
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