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The conversational form of the Koiné or common dialect of Greek, which is found in the New
Most programs now favor Mandarin—the official common dialect of China—over the traditional Cantonese that has been dominant in American Chinatowns throughout the twentieth century.
(Matthew 27: 46; Mark 15: 34) This, with the other words uttered with it, as given in Mark, is Aramaic (Syro-Chaldaic), the common dialect of the people of palestine in Christ's time and the whole is a translation of the Hebrew (given in Matthew) of the first words of the 22d Psalm.
All the kids learn Mandarin now—potungwa, the common dialect of all China—but I’m of that in-between generation, just after the last great wave of Cantonese immigrants, a born-in-America daughter who can still speak her parents’ language.
Oda's common dialect and gestures were a little different, but they understood the essence of her comment.