And they called for macaronic — groups seek new national anthem for Taiwan

The Taiwan Peace Foundation and the Taiwan Society, which are both non-governmental organizations, are holding a competition for a new national anthem for Taiwan. In the first stage, they are looking just for lyrics. They recommend the use of multiple languages of Taiwan in this and thus also recommend that the submission contain some romanization (“y? b?nguó y?yán wéizh?, fùzhù p?ny?n wéi ji?, k? ji?ohù sh?yòng bùtóng y?yán”). Given Taiwan’s linguistic situation, I think this is a reasonable approach. Of course, whether it has any chance of becoming officially enacted in the near future is another matter.

Táiw?n Hépíng J?j?nhuì hé Táiw?n Shè tu?dòng “x?n guóg? yùndòng”, j?nti?n g?ng bù “x?n guóg?” zh?ng xu?n bànf?, x?wàng jièyóu g?ngk?i zh?ngqiú hé shèhuì c?nyù, xu?nch? fúhé Táiw?n mínzhòng q?pàn, néng g?ndòng mínzhòng de x?n guóg?.

Táiw?n Hépíng J?j?nhuì bi?oshì, “x?n guóg?” yùndòng dì-y? ji?duàn ji?ng jìnxíng g?cí zh?ng xu?n, Liùyuè shí’èr rì jiézh? sh?ujiàn, zìshù y? w?shí dào y?b?i zì wéiyí, y? b?nguó y?yán wéizh?, fùzhù p?ny?n wéi ji?, k? ji?ohù sh?yòng bùtóng y?yán. Ji?ng píngxu?n y?ushèng y?zhì w? míng, ji?ngj?n x?n tái bì shíwàn yuán, ji?zuò ruòg?n míng, ji?ngj?n y?wàn yuán.

Dì-èr ji?duàn wéi g?q? zh?ng xu?n, bìx? cóng dì-y? ji?duàn y?ushèng g?cí zh?ng, xu?nzé y?zhì li?ng sh?u p?q?, chángdù li?ng zhì s?n f?nzh?ng wéiyí, w? f?nzh?ng wéixiàn, B?yuè s?nshíy? rì jiézh? sh?ujiàn. Dì-y? míng ji?ngj?n èrshí wàn yuán, dì-èr míng ji?ngj?n shíwàn yuán, dì-s?n míng ji?ngj?n w?wàn yuán, ji?zuò ruòg?n míng, ji?ngj?n gè y?wàn yuán.

Táiw?n Hépíng J?j?nhuì dìzh? wéi Táib?i Shì S?ngji?ng Lù y?b?i liùshíb? hào sì lóu, w?ngzh? www.twpeace.org.tw.

source: Táiw?n Hépíng J?j?nhuì hé Táiw?n Shè zh?ngqiú x?n guóg? (????????????????), CNA, April 20, 2007

further reading: ROC National Anthem, Wikipedia

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