PinYinPal http://pinyinpal.com Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:29:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dr Adeline Yen Mah creator of PinYinPal meets Zhou Youguang the founder of Pin Yin http://pinyinpal.com/dr-adeline-yen-mah-creator-of-pinyinpal-meets-zhou-youguang-the-founder-of-pin-yin/ http://pinyinpal.com/dr-adeline-yen-mah-creator-of-pinyinpal-meets-zhou-youguang-the-founder-of-pin-yin/#comments Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:29:58 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=242 The meaning of the two Chinese words, Pin拼 Yin音,is the spelling of Chinese words with letters of the alphabet. Because each Chinese word is a picture, there is no association between Chinese words and their pronunciation. Pinyin gives each Chinese character … Continue reading

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The meaning of the two Chinese words, Pin拼 Yin音,is the spelling of Chinese words with letters of the alphabet.

Because each Chinese word is a picture, there is no association between Chinese words and their pronunciation. Pinyin gives each Chinese character its sound.

In 1605 AD, the Jesuit priest Matteo Ricci first used the alphabet to denote the pronunciation of Chinese words.

In 1958 AD, the Chinese linguist Zhou周    You友 Guang光 standardized the pinyin spelling of Chinese characters. He is called the Father of Pinyin.

In 2013, Bob, Larry and I developed the  game PinyinPal.  It is the first scrabble- like Chinese word game played with letters of the alphabet.

On February 27th, I flew to Beijing to visit the Father of PinYin, Zhou周 You有 Guang光, presented him with an iPad and showed him our game PinyinPal.

Attached is a video memorializing my visit to the 108-year-old `Father of PinYin’.

 Video Documentary of Adeline Yen Mah and Zhou Youguang

From left to right Tess Lee, Adeline Yen Mah, and Zhou Youguang.
From left to right Tess Lee, Adeline Yen Mah, and Zhou Youguang.
Adeline Yen Mah one on one with Zhou Youguang
Adeline Yen Mah one on one with Zhou Youguang

 

 

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馬嚴君玲開發拼音伙伴學中文 http://la.worldjournal.com/view/full_la/21641994/article-#.URmy8V0sEhA.gmail http://la.worldjournal.com/view/full_la/21641994/article-#.URmy8V0sEhA.gmail#comments Fri, 15 Feb 2013 17:42:17 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=233 2013 年 2 月 10 日-馬嚴君玲在舊金山舉行的MacWorld大展中介紹唯一的免費中文學習遊戲軟體拼音伙伴

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2013 年 2 月 10 日-馬嚴君玲在舊金山舉行的MacWorld大展中介紹唯一的免費中文學習遊戲軟體拼音伙伴

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PinYinPal makes learning Mandarin fun for kids http://www.imore.com/pinyinpal-makes-learning-mandarin-fun-kids http://www.imore.com/pinyinpal-makes-learning-mandarin-fun-kids#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:24:43 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=231 Imore Rene Ritchie Feb 13, 2013 – “I really like these kinds of apps, and this approach to education. Teaching is in desperate need of innovation.”

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Imore Rene Ritchie Feb 13, 2013 – “I really like these kinds of apps, and this approach to education. Teaching is in desperate need of innovation.”

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App Of The Day: PinYinPal – Learn Chinese By Playing A Game http://applenapps.com/special-event/app-of-the-day-macworld-2013-pinyinpal-learn-chinese-by-playing.html http://applenapps.com/special-event/app-of-the-day-macworld-2013-pinyinpal-learn-chinese-by-playing.html#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:35:50 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=214 Apple’N’Apps Feb 5 2013-“There are simply some things you don’t expect, but as soon as you see them, you know they’re such good ideas”

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Apple’N’Apps Feb 5 2013-“There are simply some things you don’t expect, but as soon as you see them, you know they’re such good ideas”

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PinYinPal Makes Learning Chinese As Fun As Scrabble http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/02/macworldiworld-2013-pinyinpal-makes-learning-chinese-as-fun-as-scrabble http://appadvice.com/appnn/2013/02/macworldiworld-2013-pinyinpal-makes-learning-chinese-as-fun-as-scrabble#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:26:22 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=212 Apps Gone Free Feb 5 2013-“Hence, PinYinPal is a friend that helps you learn Chinese using the pinyin writing system — a friend that happens to be in the form of a word game.”

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Apps Gone Free Feb 5 2013-“Hence, PinYinPal is a friend that helps you learn Chinese using the pinyin writing system — a friend that happens to be in the form of a word game.”

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Mac World PinYinPal Demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuRq9YDSYs&list=UUDt0iwnK2sPXaOyZhVmXIQw&index=8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXuRq9YDSYs&list=UUDt0iwnK2sPXaOyZhVmXIQw&index=8#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 23:02:43 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=206 Dom Esposito Jan 2 2013-Demo of PinYinPal

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Dom Esposito Jan 2 2013-Demo of PinYinPal

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30 best iPhone and iPad this week http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/jan/21/best-iphone-ipad-apps-21jan13?INTCMP=SRCH http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/appsblog/2013/jan/21/best-iphone-ipad-apps-21jan13?INTCMP=SRCH#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:19:19 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=208 Stuart Dredge Jan 31 2013-“A clever idea that looks good for anyone learning Chinese”

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Stuart Dredge Jan 31 2013-“A clever idea that looks good for anyone learning Chinese”

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Mac World 2013 http://www.ktsf.com/2013-macworld-best-of-the-show/ http://www.ktsf.com/2013-macworld-best-of-the-show/#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 18:53:08 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=200 KTSF 26 Feb 1 2013- Interview with Dr. Mah

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KTSF 26 Feb 1 2013- Interview with Dr. Mah

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Learn Mandarin with PinYinPal – ITWeb http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61190:learn-mandarin-with-pinyinpal http://www.itweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=61190:learn-mandarin-with-pinyinpal#comments Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:24:02 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=217 Learning Mandarin just got easier thanks to PinYinPal, a spin-off of the popular word game Words With Friends.    

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Learning Mandarin just got easier thanks to PinYinPal, a spin-off of the popular word game Words With Friends.

 

 

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Quick Review of PinYin Pal http://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2013/01/25/quick-review-of-pinyin-pal http://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2013/01/25/quick-review-of-pinyin-pal#comments Wed, 30 Jan 2013 23:04:36 +0000 http://pinyinpal.com/?p=178 sinosplice Jan 25 2013- “it was fun playing this classic game in Mandarin, and the app is free!”

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sinosplice Jan 25 2013- “it was fun playing this classic game in Mandarin, and the app is free!”

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