Man or Mango (蠻講/蠻話, literally Man speech), also known as Taishun Manjiang (泰順蠻講), is a Min Dong Chinese dialect spoken in Taishun town in Cangnan county of Wenzhou prefecture in Southeast Zhejiang province.
As a dialect of Min Dong, Manjiang is very distant from major Chinese varieties such as Mandarin and Cantonese, and displays very significant elements of a substratal indigenous language, perhaps belonging to the Austroasiatic or Tai–Kadai language families.
Famous quotes containing the words dialect and/or mango:
“The eyes of men converse as much as their tongues, with the advantage that the ocular dialect needs no dictionary, but is understood all the world over.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“I dont see any mango buds,
and the wind
with that Malabar smell
but my longing alone says
that spring has come.”
—Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)