Can the making of a language be a riveting story? Yes, yes, and 对啊
. According to Sinologist, Linguist, Jazz Pianist & returning Geopats Guest David Moser
, for modern day Mandarin Chinese there are power struggles, harsh words, a jazz music studio and a bit of Abbot and Costello
behavior that contributed to the language story. In this conversation, David and I chat about his story and people packed book about the manufacturing of modern day Mandarin Chinese via his book "A Billion Voices".
More info: https://www.stephfuccio.com/geopatslanguage/24