Though progress has been very slow, I am still working on a poster for an alphabet creation contest. I give this update to let people know that this blog is still active.
In the coming months, I will be doing research into the Cantonese language in order to come up with a list of suggested features for a Cantonese alphabet. I will be looking for information regarding the frequency of different sounds used in Cantonese, the frequency of various Cantonese words, and perhaps some research into psychology to determine what sorts of shapes will be easiest to remember. Once this research has been completed, I will then launch an alphabet-creation contest to the public.
I have added a few new links to the website containing links to other links, dictionaries, and useful tools I have come across. Feel free to send me links to useful material for Cantonese at any time, especially for Cantonese learning resources, reference materials and computer tools.
On the audiobook page on this website, you can now find a story written in Cantonese and an audio recording of the story made by the author. Feel free to use the audiobook page as a learning resource either through the website, or by downloading a copy of the audio and text from the audiobook page. The story is written in the vernacular style of Cantonese and the text corresponds with the audio recording. The story is about a carpenter, and teaches people about the meaning of gratitude.
Many thanks to the author, Roger Lin, for making this material available!