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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? > > Mike
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 mixing. I hope that helps. :) Eamon