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Language Difficulty for English (US) speakers: 3.94 / 10

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Vocabulary differences: 10 points
Grammatical differences: 6 points
Phonological differences: 15.5 points

Languages easiest to learn if you speak Taiwanese Hokkien: Chinese (Taiwan), Hakka (Sixian), Cantonese (HK), Tagalog, Chinese (Beijing), Wenzhounese (Wu), Japanese

Languages hardest to learn if you speak Taiwanese Hokkien: Russian, Polish, Slovak, Ukrainian, Czech, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Serbian (Ekavian)

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Classification: Sinitic Language Family - Min Language Branch - Southern Min
Writing System: unwritten, otherwise with adapted Chinese script

Consonants: /m pʰ p˭ b n tʰ t˭ ʦʰ ʦ˭ ʣ s l ʨʰ ʨ˭ ʥ ɕ ŋ kʰ k˭ g h ʔ/

Vowels: /i e a u o ə ɔ ĩ ẽ ã ũ ɔ̃/

Romanization Tâi-lô Romanization, Glossika Universal Pinyin

Tones 8 phonemic tones (with 7 contours) and 11 tone sandhi


Word Order: Subject - Verb - Object

Adjective Order: Adjective - Noun

Possessive Order: Genitive - Noun

Adposition Order: Circumposition

Dependent Clause: Dependent - Noun, Relative Clause - Noun


Verbs: no tense, aspect (perfect, imperfect), no mood

Nouns: no gender, no declensions

Pronouns: 1/2/3 person, singular/plural, inclusive/exclusive

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