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comment Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
Sorry, you are right. So the book is stored away somewhere. Here's what I could find online: blcup.com/en/list_1.asp?id=1783 The Cognition, Learning and Teaching of Chinese Characters, Guder et al. One article is about doing tests on how students pronounce Pinyin incorrectly following hints derived from their native language (it might have been Italian).
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comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
+1 on the brushes answer
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comment When do the tones change?
Have a look of the book preview here: books.google.de/…
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revised When do the tones change?
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comment Looking for Pinyin standards
It is hard to standardize language. Wouldn't quoting a specific dictionary be reference enough? Just choose one of the bigger ones.
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comment Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
I will look for the article. Do remind me if I fail to answer.
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answered What comprehensive grammar books are available?
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comment What software can detect the parts of speech of written text?
It is the first result on Google here!
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answered When do the tones change?
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answered What software can detect the parts of speech of written text?
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answered How to convert from hanyu pinyin to IPA?
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answered Where can I find a list of commonly mistaken characters?
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answered Why were some letters like Q, X, C, chosen for Pinyin which confuse non-Chinese speakers?
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