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comment Tone three sandhi
I don't think this should be closed, as my answer is different from the answer in the question about names. Anyway, it's good to have a question about the general case. Google the sample sentence I've given and you will see that there's quite a bit of discussion by linguists on this topic.
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revised Tone three sandhi
fixed spelling
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answered Tone three sandhi
Sep
12
comment Use of 不太 and when is it necessary?
Good point! I suspect 'bu tai' may be perceived as more polite because it's softening the negative.
Sep
12
comment How formal is 如何?
A blog is written language, but your friend is speaking. That is often what formal/informal comes down to, at least with these formal phrases which are actually taken from the classical language.
Sep
9
comment Duration of tones in Chinese?
Okay, but on the other hand tones are more than just levels and contours. If you pronounce a Mandarin falling tone as if it were a Thai falling tone, Chinese listeners will prick up their ears and correct you. This happens to me sometimes! :)
Sep
9
revised 快: why does “fast” also mean “happy”?
Substantial content edit - I want to reinterpret the source I cited.
Sep
9
answered 快: why does “fast” also mean “happy”?
Sep
8
answered Duration of tones in Chinese?
Aug
27
revised Chinese countable/uncountable nouns (How do they work? Examples?)
typo, fix character
Aug
27
answered Chinese countable/uncountable nouns (How do they work? Examples?)
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Or more likely, there was a pair of related words, one with *–s final and one without. Somehow in Cantonese it was the suffixed word that was generalized, while elsewhere the other was, so the final stop was retained. (Just a guess!)
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Yes, that's right.
Aug
10
answered What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Aug
7
comment How do you use the phrase 留宿 (liu2su4) (i.e. “To stay over at someone's house")
There's also 過夜, which may be less formal. Some examples of usage here: nciku.cn/search/zh/detail/%E8%BF%87%E5%A4%9C/14764
Jul
4
answered Dialects/Topolects: Tone Marks?
Jul
1
comment Dialects/Topolects: Tone Marks?
Tones 4,5,6 and 9 (the low ones) have an -h after the vowel, but before any final consonants.
Jul
1
comment Dialects/Topolects: Tone Marks?
The Yale romanization of Cantonese uses tone marks (and -h for the lower series). There is a wiki page about this.
Jun
26
comment What is the meaning of 多米 in the music service?
The English term is 'proper noun'.
Jun
24
answered What is the meaning of 多米 in the music service?