[color=red]Mod’s note: I have changed the thread title from “thank you” to something more informative. -DB[/color]
well,i’ll begin with a simple question,but one i had in mind for a long time
as 2 identical words,should be pronounced twice the same,right?
however,when i hear peoples talk,both words aren’t similar at all
they sound more like “she-shiey!”
and the second point is,about this pinyin thing…
why is it written “xie-xie” at all?
the “x” in the english language is pronounced “gzzzz”
as in egzzzzactly
so why a word that shounds like “shee-shiey” written like this in pinyin???
(i bought a book with the most common phrases for traveling,and i had to re-write the phonetics everytime as what’s in pinyin never truly match the right sounds) :s :help: