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comment How Archaic is James Legge's Written Chinese in this Side by Side English/Chinese Book?
You are right NS.X. I after a certain point it became a matter of curiosity as to when that modernization took place. The accepted answer addressed the ambiguity in mind as to how ancient the "original" actually was. I.e. it's complicated...
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comment How Archaic is James Legge's Written Chinese in this Side by Side English/Chinese Book?
congliu, this is exactly what I was looking for. I'd upvote your answer as well as accept it if I had the reputation. Thank you!
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comment How Archaic is James Legge's Written Chinese in this Side by Side English/Chinese Book?
I am learning Chinese as well. I'd like to follow along with the story in Chinese as I go, but if it's Old/Classical Chinese it's probably not going to be particularly helpful in improving my written Mandarin.
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comment How Archaic is James Legge's Written Chinese in this Side by Side English/Chinese Book?
This is the crux of my question. I'm sorry if I didn't make it clear. At no point did I think that Legge was translating from English to Chinese... that would make no sense. I want to know 1) WHEN the copy that Legge was working from was written (was it in the original, or had it been translated into a more modern form sometime in the intervening centuries) 2) Is the text shown on the website representative of what Legge was translating from, or is it itself a more modern interpretation of the original Old Chinese.
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