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Student of computational lingustics at Uppsala University in Sweden.


Feb
11
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
asked How do I use a pattern like in 一年有春夏秋冬四季?
Aug
10
accepted So when should I use 旅舍,旅社,宾馆,酒店, or 旅馆?
Aug
3
asked So when should I use 旅舍,旅社,宾馆,酒店, or 旅馆?
Jul
4
comment Were the choice of characters in compound words based on their intrinsic meaning, or are their meaning derived from their use in compound words?
I could imagine that the increased use of compound words were introduced when they started to write more like how they spoke (in the end of the 19th century if I remember correctly), but please correct me if I'm wrong. It would be interesting to know if they during this point invented a lot of new characters, or if the old characters already were sufficient.
Jul
4
comment Were the choice of characters in compound words based on their intrinsic meaning, or are their meaning derived from their use in compound words?
@Stan I'm asking about the etymology of Chinese characters, and how their meaning were derived.
Jul
3
revised Were the choice of characters in compound words based on their intrinsic meaning, or are their meaning derived from their use in compound words?
edited title
Jul
3
asked Were the choice of characters in compound words based on their intrinsic meaning, or are their meaning derived from their use in compound words?
Jun
29
comment Where is 蛮 used, as in the meaning of 'quite'?
@Stan Ah, the 'dialectal' classifications in Chinese dictionaries maybe shouldn't be trusted! Thanks!
Jun
29
awarded  Critic
Jun
29
awarded  Scholar
Jun
29
accepted Is it possible to use the verb particle 过 for future events?
Jun
29
asked Where is 蛮 used, as in the meaning of 'quite'?
Mar
18
awarded  Custodian
Mar
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible to use the verb particle 过 for future events?
Mar
17
asked Is it possible to use the verb particle 过 for future events?
Mar
1
comment Where can I find Chinese IPA transcriptions?
@BertR To add to explanation, it's enough to look for inconsistencies within the pinyin system itself, where the character i is most notable. Notice the difference between how it's pronounced in 'xi' and in 'ri'. Or that 'e' in 'neng' and 'e' (as in being hungry) are different vowels. This is a distinction which IPA makes.
Mar
1
awarded  Supporter
Mar
1
comment Where can I find Chinese IPA transcriptions?
Thank you for your input. And Phonemica – what an amazing website!
Feb
28
comment Where can I find Chinese IPA transcriptions?
As mentioned above, transliteration to from characters to pinyin is note the same as transcribing from speech to IPA. The latter is much more precise and the same word may get different transcriptions depending on its neighbors, since words usually are colored by context.