Since we covered mostly material that was previously covered in my 2017-2018, this will actually be my last email including links to previous blog entries. Starting next week, I will need to type new emails and blog entries for the rest of the academic year. Yay me.
Please review this 2018 blog entry covering the concept of the Topic Comment Sentence in Cantonese as it pertains to lesson 3:
Please review this 2018 blog entry covering the concept of the general sentence structure map for a Cantonese sentence, as we have discussed during our last 2 sessions:
We also discussed again THE PRINCIPLE OF EQUIVALENCY AND PARALLEL STRUCTURE AND WORD ORDER/USAGE BETWEEN ANY "QUESTION WORD QUESTION" (WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY, HOW, HOW MUCH/HOW MANY) AND ITS MOST LOGICAL ANSWER IN THE FORM OF A COMPLETE STATEMENT CONTAINING ALL OF THE SAME INFORMATION AS THE QUESTION.
If anyone is unclear about this, please keep asking questions, because this is HUGE HUGE HUGE and will make or break your ability to ask and answer basic Cantonese questions as you learn more vocabulary and sentence structures during the rest of our course!
Here is last year's blog entry covering the meat of what we covered this past Monday, as well as the pronunciation review stuff that we glossed over 2 classes ago:
In addition to the lesson material contained in this blog entry, which goes to page 69, we did the exercises on pages 69 to the top of 72 this past Monday. HOMEWORK: Please review these exercises and come to class next Monday with any questions. We will speed through the remaining Lesson 3 exercises on pages 72-79 next Monday, and we will also try for the first time the "Say It In Cantonese" exercises on pages 79-80, where I will ask you all to say some very basic sentences that have been covered in lesson 3, by translating from English to Cantonese. ADDITIONAL HOMEWORK: Try all of the "Say It In Cantonese" exercises just mentioned and come to class with any notes/answers or any questions you might have for these as well.
Yay. Sounds fun, right?
It will be.
And then we will begin lesson 4 -- all next week.
See you all on Monday.