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We say 电力 electric power instead of 电的力量; 马力, horsepower, instead of 马的力量,魄力,guts instead of 魂魄的力量,etc. We say 有力的反击,effective strike back, instead of 有力量的反击。大力的支持,fully support, instead of 大力量的支持,etc. we use 力量 as a separate word, e.g, 我们的力量, our strength, 团结的力量, unity,s strengths , 集体的力量,groups power, we don't say 我们的力 or 团结的力。 There is an idiom, 群策群力,...


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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