Posted by Ralph on August 26, 2002 at 22:10:02:Chinese does not quite work like that. The language is not based
on "sound symbols" like Japanese is... Chinese is a pictographic
language where each symbol has an individual sound and tone. While
the sound "Wo", for instance, may be the same sound... the TUNG tells
the person pronouncing it HOW to pronounce it. Rising pitch / (where
is sounds like a question)means ONE word and has its own symbol.
Falling pitch \ which starts high and falls off (like a parent
telling a small child NO) means another thing... there are 5 TUNG
intonations for each sound in the Chinese language. It is very
difficult to memorize them all but it is possible.
Secondly the name is determined by many things. Your gender... your
place in the birth order of your siblings, what your perents hope for
you in the future... there are MANY factors.
I have seen one place on the internet to get your chinese name but it
has since shut down.
Perhaps you should try Japanese?
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