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To: TigerLikesRooster

Lots of oil under those waters. East Asia continental shelf is huge and filled with good drilling prospects.

Viet Nam and China have a long running war going back before 100 BC. I find the two cultures quite distinct linguistically though I am no expert. The peoples are also morphologically different.


5 posted on 06/05/2011 6:10:48 AM PDT by Iris7 ("Do not live lies!" ...Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Iris7

Yes, they are different breed. Ancestors of Vietnamese used to live in S. China until Han Chinese pushed them out.


6 posted on 06/05/2011 6:27:19 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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The langauges are distinct. Tiếng Việt is a Mon-Khmer tongue whereas Chinese is Sino-Tibetan. Of course, there are Chinese loan words in Vietnamese.
19 posted on 06/08/2011 10:54:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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