Will there be any way to use tones based on a particular dictionary? The option to search for a character is available through a number of dictionaries like the ‘TW MOE’ dictionary.
If it’s a word like 喜歡, I just want to be able to type 3/1 without disrupting my study flow by having to type a separate set of tones that are irrelevant to the dialect that I am using. Including the tones I want to study in the definition is fine, but I still have to type the tones I don’t want to study if I want to get a correct answer. I can always double-back and tell the app that I didn’t actually forget the tone, but this is not conducive at all for those of us learning Taiwanese dialect.
It’s not so much that I want or expect a Taiwanese pronunciation mode, just that the process is made exponentially harder and arduous when there is no ability to independently make the necessary changes so that I might learn the dialect that I’m trying to learn. Editing the definition of every single character to reflect the tones that I want to learn without editing the input system’s acceptance of those tones makes very little sense with respect to the fact that the intention should be to avoid influence of any other dialects other than the one you intend to learn.
I can’t be the only one experiencing this frustration, it’s imperative for Taiwanese mandarin learners to be able to learn the tones that they hope to use when conversing with native speakers. If the focus of the platform is strictly on learning the standard Chinese dialect, that should be made clear. The option to use traditional characters and a Taiwanese dictionary are available, which I think might lead many users to believe that the option to learn the language based on the Taiwanese dialect would also be available.