Re: "Bauhinese" [was: Re: I was wondering...]
|From:||Eamon Graham <robertg@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 17, 2002, 23:16|
Abrigon Gusiq wrote:
> A pidgin based on Chinese?
No, especially in that a pidgin is a very reduced form a language.
Although some language contact is involved, it is also not a creole
because there is no phase of creolisation or pidginisation. It
builds on many of the ways that the non-Sinitic Asian languages have
been influenced by Chinese, but there is no mixing for the sake of
I hope that helps. :)