Definitions

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  • proper n. A system of romanization for Mandarin Chinese developed and implemented in China in the 1950s. Usually called Pinyin.

Etymologies

From Chinese Mandarin 漢語拼音, 汉语拼音 (Hànyǔ Pīnyīn) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Even if the ruthless dictatorship is overthrown, the Hanyu Pinyin romanization will almost certainly remain.

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  • Pinyin News notes the use of Hanyu Pinyin by Taiwanese mandarin teachers in Thailand.

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  • I do not see the harm in switching from WG to Hanyu Pinyin.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • Hanyu Pinyin is designed specific for Mandarin only and will fail to pronounce correctly when applied to other languages in Taiwan.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • I would like to point out that despite the obvious connection to mainland China, Hanyu Pinyin is far superior to older forms of romanization because of consistency, simplicity and accuracy.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • FYI, Taipei city's official romanization is Hanyu Pinyin since around 2003-2005, whether the rest of Taiwan likes it or not.

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  • Hanyu Pinyin is far superior to older forms of romanization because of consistency, simplicity and accuracy.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • We all know how important it is to "not isolate from the world" but to think that "using Hanyu Pinyin is the only solution and we'd better prepare to risk our cultures for it " is not only ignorant but also self-centered.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • People often advocate "connecting to the world", "following the world standard", "giving foreigners more convinience" etc as reasons of chosing Hanyu Pinyin.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

  • Neither Wade-Giles nor Hanyu Pinyin offer any accommodation to non-Mandarin tongue, so unless you want Taiwan to adopt POJ and an official Hakka romanization for public signs, I do not see the harm in switching from WG to Hanyu Pinyin.

    Swearing and Clueless Taiwan Judges

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