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Vietnamese language is considered
part of the Austroasiatic
language family. It
official language of Vietnam, spoken by approximately ninety
Vietnamese people in Vietnam
and about three million expatriate
Europe, North America, Australia,
and other parts of the
world. There are three main
dialects: Hà Nội (Northern Vietnamese), Huế (Central Vietnamese), and
(Southern Vietnamese) which correspond to the three main regions of Vietnam. The Hà
Nội dialect is the widely accepted and mostly used in mass media in Vietnam. The three
dialects differ in terms of pronunciation and to a certain extent in
vocabulary. Speakers of different
dialects can understand one another.
About Vietnamese Language
Vietnamese is a tonal language and has six tones. The
changes of the tones or of the pitch level cause the
change in the meaning of a word. The
tones are denoted by
diacritic marks placed above or under a word.
The current writing
system of Vietnamese language
developed by Catholic missionaries in the mid-seventeenth century was
influenced by Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, and French. This Roman
system, called chữ
Quốc ngữ, was
officially used until the beginning of twentieth century.
Sentence structures in
Vietnamese language have the same
"subject-verb-object word order as in English. Since there is
inflection and words are invariable in Vietnamese, the language depends
on strictly word order to convey meaning.
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