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May
23
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Techniques for learning and retaining characters
May
22
revised Chinese [Topolectical] IPA Placeholder: Ẓ
add phonology tag
May
21
revised What does this mean?
Removing irrelevant tags.
May
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How polite is too polite?
May
21
reviewed Looks OK How do you translate “start”?
May
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are “好饱了” and “好包了” both correct?
May
20
revised Phonetic clue of characters in languages or dialects other than Mandarin?
Add additional note about Korean/Japanese.
May
20
answered Phonetic clue of characters in languages or dialects other than Mandarin?
May
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on When to use 想 versus 喜欢?
May
16
reviewed Looks OK “an” final pronunciation
May
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
May
12
comment Do 之 and 的 come from the same word?
@zsf222 不好意思我的中文没我的英语那么好。我写的就是表达"之/的"的情况与"父母/爸妈"的有点差别。"的"的现代发音很有可能保留了"之"的古代发音,但我 链接的文章 论证了:虽然"父母"古代发音类似"爸妈"现代发音,但是"爸妈"发音不是保留古代"父母"发音的,而是由于每一代的婴儿最初的语音通常是[m]和[a],紧接着[b]、‌​[p]、[n]、[d]、[t]等等,每一代的父母会将[ma]、[ba]那些声音当作妈妈和爸爸的意思。
May
10
comment Do 之 and 的 come from the same word?
@zsf222 the explanation for 爸/妈 is a bit more complex and doesn't completely correspond to this. This paper has more details; from the conclusion: "Children universally produce the sounds [m] and [a] earlier than other sounds, followed by [b], [p], [n], [d] and [t], and parents almost universally assign the meanings ‘mother’ and ‘father’ to the child’s first identifiable noises." 爸/妈 is not so much an archaic pronunciation of 父/母, but rather a pronunciation that keeps being recreated at every generation.
May
10
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a word in Chinese to mean “mostly”? Is “大多” appropriate?
May
10
reviewed Close Language exchange
May
10
reviewed No Action Needed How does “多” work in this describing sentence “多好看啊!”?
May
9
revised How does the particle word “呢” work?
add tag
May
8
reviewed Leave Open What does “yellow face wife” (黄脸婆) mean?
May
8
reviewed Leave Open Quality of BBC Chinese?
May
7
reviewed Close Can anyone tell me what this means?