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Proclamares saltem suppetiatum, si resistere vir tantus mulieri nequibas. Sub oculis tuis homo iugulatur, et siles? Cur autem te simile latrocinium non peremit? Cur saeva crudelitas vel propter indicium sceleris arbitro pepercit?

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Jan
12
accepted Is there a nuance 今天早晨 conveys that 今天早上 does not?
Jan
11
comment What is the status of 什么来的 and 什么来着 in standard and colloquial Mandarin Chinese?
不要太 = very... I love Chinese dialects.
Jan
11
asked Is there a nuance 今天早晨 conveys that 今天早上 does not?
Jan
11
comment Why does the construction of 要是…的话 mean “if”?
dunno if this is a totally scholarly gloss on it, but to me it makes perfect sense in quasi-classical, (as do many constructions i find.) 'wanting that'...'condition'... for me it's perfectly easy to see the logic behind it. and don't think that chinese education these days does not include hefty doses of tang poetry.
Jan
11
asked Is 在瞬间 something like 'at some point'?
Jan
11
asked Is the difference between and saying 有时 and 会偶尔 very big?
Jan
11
asked When would 产生了 be used?
Jan
9
comment What is the character with the greatest number of strokes?
when i started studying chinese years and years ago, biang looked really complicated... it looks simple now. makes me think of this book: quaritch.com/NewsItem.asp?id=117
Jan
9
comment Is any simplified character also a traditional character?
@NullUserException better to see it as a word-to-word mapping. seeing it as character sets misses out the complex, problematic issues. chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/559/…
Jan
9
comment What does this calligraphy by 張照 say?
very nice answer. i like how you gave an explanation of the different variant forms of 仙. i knew it was used in traditional chinese, but i wasn't aware that 僲 was a variant!
Jan
9
comment What does this calligraphy by 張照 say?
I was divided about the edit. On the one hand, I sorta see the point -- on the other hand, I seldom click through on other stuff. The question got answered, that's the main thing. Now I know it off by heart. =)
Jan
7
accepted What does this calligraphy by 張照 say?
Jan
6
asked What does this calligraphy by 張照 say?
Jan
1
awarded  Critic
Jan
1
comment Why does Chinese lack some level of abstraction in some idioms? (e.g. 兄弟姐妹)
+1 i love how you gave so many useful, interesting examples.
Dec
27
comment Where can I find recordings of people reading things now that mp3.baidu.com is dead?
@Village anything and everything literary. Short stories, poetry, prose, classical and modern alike.
Dec
27
comment Where can I find recordings of people reading things now that mp3.baidu.com is dead?
@Aleanno yes, the quality was good enough. they were educated native speakers after all.
Dec
27
comment What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
thanks for the Mengzi excerpt, by the way.
Dec
27
comment What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
more or less. I have read a lot of classical-Chinese stuff in English (Laozi, Zhuangzi, Han Feizi, Kongzi, Mengzi, 300 Tang Poems, Book of Odes, Book of Documents, some of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms) and usually study the books I like in Chinese after vetting them in English, but studying formally, no, I'm entirely self-taught. Classical Chinese is simply my preferred way to learn. I've found that I can read 50% of modern Mandarin newspapers even though I have never studied Mandarin grammar, just based on classical and what I picked up while living in China for a year.
Dec
27
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