Mandarin Chinese: the good parts

By Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Date: Saturday, 17 May 2014 11:30
Duration: 40 minutes
Language: English
Tags: languages linguistics perl6

People who study Chinese encounter a fairly different approach to grammar, compared to (say) Indo-European languages. For those of us who like spoken languages, it's a refreshing new perspective.

But it's even more interesting for a programmer to look at some of the structures. Some parts of it feel decidedly... functional, or declarative. At the very least, Chinese tends to get rid of a lot of worthless cruft that plagues the Indo-European languages.


Attended by: Filip Sergot (‎sergot‎), Pawel Szymczak (‎bebus‎), Tadeusz Sośnierz (‎tadzik‎),