87 reputation
2
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Dec 26 '11 at 17:11

Dec
26
awarded  Editor
Dec
26
revised When are “《” and “ 》” and other brackets used?
added 633 characters in body
Dec
26
answered When are “《” and “ 》” and other brackets used?
Dec
26
comment Are there any online etymological dictionaries of Mandarin (not for characters but for spoken words)
how's this different from a analogous question in English? Say, why is cow pronounced "kou", what's the origin of people calling cows cow before writing arrived? I guess the question could be treated seriously but the answer gets too complex back to the origin of language. I am a native chinese but don't really know what 牦牛 is... (went thru google translate, it's yak, then i had to lookup wikipedia on that beast) ... so anyway i guess your question is not a practical one, and i don't know the answer.
Dec
22
awarded  Teacher
Dec
22
answered Are there any online etymological dictionaries of Mandarin (not for characters but for spoken words)
Dec
22
answered How are Latin botanical names handled in Chinese?