One of the downsides of blogging in drupal is hitting the wrong key or clicking the wrong spot on the screen and losing one's work. That just happened. It wasn't a lot of work, but it irks me nonetheless. Because of that, I'm not going to try to replicate what I've lost and I will just go straight to my breakthrough for today.
I ordered an iced latte in Chinese! I didn't do a great job of it. First, one orders a coffee latte.The coffee part was easy. Coffee, but pronounced as one might pronounce it as would a European. Rather than caw-fee, it's cah-fay. Still, easy enough for an American. The latte was a bit harder. I was pronouncing it "nitesche," like the philosopher. It's more like nah-tay, or naughty in English. Ice or cold is "bing." Easy again. Iced, though, is bing-shen. pronounced somewhat like it sounds, And it only took two weeks!