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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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Dec
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comment What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
oh thanks. by the way, i meant rare in old prose, not rare in classical as a whole.
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
27
accepted Have any fonts been released that are based on slender gold?
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awarded  Editor
Dec
26
revised What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
added 88 characters in body
Dec
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asked What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
Dec
26
asked Have any fonts been released that are based on slender gold?
Dec
25
awarded  Student
Dec
25
comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
also, take up calligraphy. when you get a 'problem character', learn to write the character in as many styles as you can.
Dec
25
comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
do what chinese children do: memorize lots of stuff, and recite it out loud or copy it out by hand. in some schools, lu xun's stories have also been memorized verbatim, down to punctuation. he's not my favorite chinese writer (i think wang xiaobo takes that cake) but getting a feel for his prose style is very useful.
Dec
25
asked Where can I find recordings of people reading things now that mp3.baidu.com is dead?
Dec
25
comment What software can detect the parts of speech of written text?
very very useful question. i had never thought of doing that, but now i can't see how i lived without it all this time.
Dec
25
comment How do native speakers structure their essays?
whoa, nice question. i really hope someone can dig up some information about this.
Dec
25
comment How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
I can't speak for this character, but reading the Compilation of Cursive Characters (《草字彙》), authored by Shi Liang (石梁) of the Qing Dynasty demystified simplified characters for me in cases where the radicals disappear, and actually made them beautiful in a way they had never been before.
Dec
25
asked How does Wikipedia's simplified to traditional converter work?
Dec
25
comment 的-地-得, when do you use which?
learn a bit of classical and you'll never get them confused, if only because constructions involving the same 得 are ubiquitous
Dec
25
awarded  Supporter
Dec
25
comment Reading handwriting
not true. the rules of grass script went into a lot of simplified characters, and when you write cursive, you integrate those rules with other common practices.
Dec
25
comment General guidelines for learning stroke order
my experience is that there are no guidelines. if you are absolutely meticulous, as i was, you will find that the variation is enormous. within any given country, the rules may be fairly uniform, but when you branch out or learn traditional (or, vice versa, simplified) characters, you'll have to 'un learn' stuff. and to top it all off, when you learn grass script or even kaiti callligraphy, you'll have to change the order. so don't think about guidelines. forget about them. there are many inconsistencies i could point out, if i had the desire.
Dec
25
comment Which fonts show the stroke order of all characters?
whose stroke order? chinese, taiwanese?