75: Language: Time in Mandarin Chinese with Eric Olander, Tanya Crossman & Jeremy Tiang: NaPodPoMo 3
Where time meaning is in English versus Mandarin Chinese is very different and complex.By "where" I mean visually and semantically. For example, in English we can see that the "-ed" in "walked" places the time meaning in the past. There are exceptions, of course, but these verb form changes (called verb inflections) are common in English and other languages but do NOT exist at all in Chinese. So how do we indicate time meaning in Mandarin Chinese then? Here are some clips from our Geopats Podcast guests on the language show to answer this question. Tanya, Eric and Jeremy dug into these and other language differences in their full interviews (below) but for today, I want to just focus on time because it is perhaps one of the biggest differences between English and Mandarin Chinese. The guest clips were compiled for a Rode competition I entered earlier this year. Although I did not win, participating in it made me think of doing more audio experimentation with the podcast in the future.
Tanya's full interview:
What is happening on Geopats Podcast this month (November 2019)?
All month I will be doing a range of experimental micro episodes about language. The main focus, as usual in our language show, will be on Mandarin Chinese but I make zero promises to stick to one language. In fact, I fully expect that I will swerve towards and away from other languages throughout the month as well. This experimentation is part of National Podcast Posting Month, NaPodPoMo (it's international really but it started nationally in the U.S. many years ago so the name stuck) http://napodpomo.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/napodpomo/. Oh, and I will make reference to my language YouTube channel so here is that link as well https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClzR7HySZTVb6g-tSzAhi5A
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This episode was created with:
-My microphone for NaPodPoMo: Maple Flute Laptop Computer USB Clip Microphone. This is the same clip mic I used when I started this podcast in 2017. https://www.baopals.com/products/548371902671
-Basic tech setup for 30 days in a row publishing:
Voice Recorder app (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.media.bestrecorder.audiorecorder
An old LG G4 Android cell phone (the sound and video are ridiculously good)
- Producer & Host: Stephanie (Gmail: stephfuccio or WeChat: stephfuccio)
-Music courtesy of Damon Castillo. Today's song is "Mess of Me" from their Mess of Me album. https://www.damoncastillo.com/
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