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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

4:20 in Vung Tau on 2/27/24


WayWay said...

How dare that bar use the word Saigon. Don't they know it's Ho Chi Minh City! The disrespect these Vietnamese have for their own culture is astounding.

WayWay said...

Hey Linh I have a stupid question to ask if you ever see this comment and feel like explaining.

In a language like Vietnamese with tones distinguishing words with the same consonants and vowels, how do you sing songs? Like if the tone in the word goes higher, but the melody is going lower, is the word understood by implication and context?

Linh Dinh said...

Hi WayWay,

To Vietnamese ears, the inflections on seemingly similar words mark them as completely different, so there's no confusion between má, mà, mã, mả, ma and mạ.