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Landon Chronicles (1927-1938): Kenneth on Acquiring Chinese (hour 60, clip 1)

 Digital Record
Identifier: LC60-01


  • Digitized: 1927-1938


Summary Note

The officials in southern Thailand were mostly Chinese, so Kenneth began to learn the Chinese language from them. He used cards on which he had the Chinese phonetic word on one side and the English meaning on the other. He later got the Chinese phonetic New Testament and its phonetic dictionary in the Swatow dialect. In six months he was able to conduct a church service in Chinese, in this Swatow dialect. He and Ngiap Seng always spoke Chinese. Kenneth would practice as they rode in buses or sat in coffee shops; wherever. (Length 4:06)