Link Roundup – 6 Dec 2010
Since ’tis nearly the season: Chinese lyrics to Santa Claus is Coming to Town with fully tone-marked Pinyin.
Pinyin.info has scanned a section of a Pinyin book with a period (1963) blend of somewhat-simplified Hanzi orthography.
John Wells points to vowel inventories on the World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS) online. If you don’t think this sounds cool, check out the map here and mouse over some of the enormous differences you can see in vowel counts of languages across the region of Sinoglot interest.
edit: Don’t miss this awesome Rubick’s cube with Chinese movable type. I want one so bad. -kp