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Apr
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I type the lü for Character Romanization?
Apr
10
revised Dissimilation of bilabial finals following Middle Chinese (法, 品, 凡)
Link to Google Books
Apr
9
reviewed Close How can we translate this sentence into chinese?
Apr
9
comment Translation of Chinese word is not an English word?
I wonder whether it's a possible mis-derivation from the word, "obdurate" (from Latin ob "against" + dūrō "harden", from which "durability" also derives), meaning "stubbornly persistent".
Apr
7
awarded  Custodian
Apr
7
reviewed No Action Needed List of hanzi and their components
Apr
6
awarded  Custodian
Apr
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
Apr
5
awarded  Custodian
Apr
5
reviewed Leave Open Is this a translation of 逍遥游?
Mar
30
revised Using 變音 when reading Classical Chinese poetry in Cantonese
Add YouTube link
Mar
30
answered Using 變音 when reading Classical Chinese poetry in Cantonese
Feb
21
awarded  Critic
Jan
22
answered Resources for learning Cantonese
Jan
22
comment Resources for learning Cantonese
@dda: They are tone changes, but aren't considered tone sandhi. Sandhi specifically refers to systematic tonal changes in particular phonological environments. In the case of Cantonese, these tonal changes are morphologically motivated (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changed_tone), and their occurrence is more akin to Mandarin's erhua (兒化).
Jan
8
comment How would one accurately translate “万事大吉”?
万 can be more accurately translated as "myriad", which also means 10,000 but more often is used to refer to a large multitude in English; this usage is coincidentally very similar to that of Chinese 万.
Jan
3
revised How does foreign word transliteration work in the context of Cantonese vs Mandarin?
Add Mandarin pinyin and Cantonese Yale romanizations
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Oct
2
comment Regional pronunciations of standard Mandarin
This previous question may also be relevant: Characteristics of Northern and Southern accents
Sep
25
revised Taiwanese Mandarin vs Mainland Mandarin
Add tags and change title to clarify topic