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Nov
10
answered what are some dictionaries about vocabulary of classical chinese?
Nov
8
comment What is the difference in pronunciation between saying “jin” and “jing”?
I can testify that people in 天津 itself call it Tianjing even though they distinguish n and ng in other words. I think that it's a sound change applied to this particular name. I agree that it's definitely not isolated to Jiangsu, though.
Nov
5
answered Are there online sources containing example sentences in classical Chinese with grammar annotations?
Oct
23
awarded  Curious
Oct
22
asked How do you say “I know that I don't know”?
Oct
20
awarded  Commentator
Oct
20
comment 家: why is a home a place for pigs?
You are taking "豭省聲" as a given, but is there any evidence for that? 说文解字 is notorious for having errors, so I wouldn't be surprised if this is a mistake.
Aug
12
comment What is the ancient Chinese one-character name for woman like '子’ means man?
I also want to point that the difference between 汝(less formal) and 子(more formal) is formality, not gender
Jul
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
15
accepted Number of unique characters in the X most common words?
Jul
15
asked Number of unique characters in the X most common words?
Jun
30
comment What does 非也 mean?
A modal refers to an expression of "mood" which is usually something subjective, so I don't think 也 should be called a modal. www-01.sil.org/linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/… The grammar of the phrase is from classical/old Chinese and is similar to how English speakers say "carpe diem" without having any clue of Latin grammar.
May
10
awarded  Editor
May
10
revised Do 之 and 的 come from the same word?
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May
2
awarded  Scholar
May
2
accepted Development of 輸
May
2
accepted Do 之 and 的 come from the same word?
May
2
accepted Use of 以 in 臣以弑君、可謂仁呼
Mar
23
comment Heisig's Learning the Hanzi books
If you really want to learn both traditional and simplified, I think it's better to start with traditional first.
Mar
21
comment Use of 以 in 臣以弑君、可謂仁呼
I see, it's like 以之 with the 之 omitted. That sentence is just a made up sentence from my book meant to explain the usage in a simple way. Stuff like 以為 and 以上 finally make sense!