Mandarin Chinese, Simplified Script

Karen_Broome at Karen_Broome at
Tue Jun 14 21:10:18 CEST 2005

Name of requester          : Karen Broome

E-mail address of requester: karen_broome at

Tag to be registered       : zh-cmn-Hans

English name of language   : Mandarin Chinese (Simplified)

Native name of language (transcribed into ASCII): Putonghua or Guoyu 

Reference to published description of the language (book or article):

Li, Charles N., and Sandra A. Thompson.  1981.  Mandarin Chinese: A 
Functional Reference Grammar.  Berkeley: University of California Press.

Wang, Fred Fangyu.  1967.  Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: Chinese-English. 
Seton Hall: Seton Hall University Press.

Fenn, Henry Courtenay.  1967.  Speak Mandarin: A Beginning Text in Spoken 
Chinese.  3 vols.  New Haven: Yale University Press.

Dow, Francis D. M.  1972.  An Outline of Mandarin Phonetics.  2 vols. 
Canberra: Australian National University Press.

Any other relevant information:

This is intended to describe Mandarin Chinese when written in simplified 
Chinese orthography. This tag is requested because zh-Hans does not 
explicitly specify Mandarin Chinese.

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