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The simplification has a practical purpose, that is to ease learning and daily use. 辵 is an archaic form that's not used in any modern context. There is no point simplifying it anyway. I doubt that the 简化字小组 ever looked beyond the 4000 most frequently used characters. There are over 50,000 characters that have ever existed, only about 2000 get a simplified ...


1 After 20 years I still remember my primary school teacher told me these rules to determine which vowel to put accent on in dipthongs: 有a不放过 (If there is a "a", put the accent on it.) 没a找o,e (When there's no "a", put the accent on "o" or "e" if there's it.) i,u并列放在后 (If there are both "i" and "u" then put the vowel on the second one.) Take first tone ...


The vowel priority rule is as follows: 1 - a 2 - e/o (they neve appear together) 3 - i/u (if they appear together, the last one takes the diacritic) Note that the vowel that takes the diacritic is also the stressed vowel. We must say haaaaaaaao (好), but not haooooooo. Huooooooo (火), but not huuuuuuuo.


I think there are really two questions here: one about bound and free morphemes, which has already been answered comprehensively, and the other about where to put the tone mark in pinyin. Here’s an answer for that. The rules seem to be as follows: If there is only one vowel, it takes the diacritic. If there is more than one vowel, then the vowels {a}, {e}...

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