Any suggestions for some general tags to use? I was kind of stumped when I posted my first questions. I'll go check out the Japanese and some other sites and summarize here.
I think classification of language subtype and dialect will probably become important as well and wish that answers supported tags just for this reason.
When we talk about
Chinese I think it's important to assume that the language in question is
Standard Chinese (Mandarin) unless tagged otherwise.
With such a large variety in the language, I'd propose we adopt at least some of these tags for clarifying the context (and answers) to the questions.
- Yue (Cantonese)
- Hakka (Kejia)
Here are the top 10 tags from the Japanese site, as of today:
I'm not sure about the difference between
nuances, but most of these seem like they would have equivalents for us.
kanji would probably be replaced by something like
When asking questions related to materials and resources, I suggest that they be placed into 4 categories: e.g. beginner, intermediate, advanced, and academic. The first three levels are for students:
- Beginner, being approximately for students knowing up to 1000 words and basic grammar.
- Intermediate for students working toward fluency.
- Advanced, for resources related to people who are already mostly fluent, but need more advanced information.
- Academic, for resources needed by teachers or researchers, which would likely encompass all levels of Chinese, rather than dividing them into parts.