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Jun
9
reviewed Looks OK A noun version of “need”
Jun
5
comment 說-speak? why translated as pleasant?
@ZbigniewAdamowicz By stand-in, he means it's a phonetic loan (假借字). 說 and 悦 had very similar pronunciations in Old Chinese (reconstructed as *l̥ot vs. *lot, respectively), so before the 悦 character was invented, 說 was often used for both meanings.
Jun
4
revised Is there a difference between 復習 and 複習?
Correcting meaning of OC prefix
Jun
4
revised Is there a difference between 復習 and 複習?
Add more information regarding Old Chinese reconstruction.
Jun
4
reviewed Looks OK How does 十分/不十分 work?
Jun
4
reviewed Looks OK How does 十分/不十分 work?
Jun
3
comment A Complex Chinese Character
possible duplicate of An unknown Traditional Chinese character on a decorative piece for Lunar New Year
Jun
3
comment “Thank you” in Tibetan, Cantonese, and Mandarin
I can't comment on Tibetan, but the Cantonese expression literally means "many thanks" (多謝, IPA: /tɔː˥ t͡sɛː˨/) while the Mandarin expression is "thanks-thanks" (謝謝, IPA: /ɕi̯ɛ˥˩ ɕi̯ɛ˥˩/). The second syllable of the Cantonese expression is cognate to the duplicated syllables of the Mandarin expression.
Jun
2
reviewed Approve What does this structure (有 … 才有 …) mean?
Jun
2
revised 乐 Le and Yue: When did they diverge?
Correcting Cantonese pronunciation
Jun
2
comment 乐 Le and Yue: When did they diverge?
Overall a good answer, but a few corrections that would affect your timeline of events slightly: 唐韵 was written in 732 AD, not BC. Also, most Sino-Japanese vocabulary was borrowed was borrowed between the 5th and 9th centuries, not between 3rd and 5th. According to The Languages of Japan (Shibatani 1990): "a systematic introduction of the Chinese language occurred around A.D. 400, when Korean scholars brought Chinese books to Japan."
Jun
2
reviewed Looks OK What's the difference between 确实, 的确, and 实在?
Jun
2
reviewed Close Looking for a Chinese movie or anime with easy dialogues
Jun
2
reviewed Close What's the difference between 只 and 才?
Jun
2
reviewed Leave Open Lyrics required
Jun
2
reviewed Leave Open Is this an accurate translation?
May
25
reviewed Looks OK 早已 and 早就: what's the difference?
May
22
reviewed No Action Needed How to type chinese using an English keyboard?
May
22
reviewed Close What is the meaning of the last part of this passage?
May
22
reviewed Leave Open What is a proper explanation of “working knowledge” in Chinese?