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I am a computational linguistics PhD candidate. But before that, long before that, I fell in love with languages.

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awarded  Enlightened
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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revised How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
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revised How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
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comment How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
The part where you ask for the Mandarin reading is really best served by self-research. However, the second half of your question -- why Japanese uses different characters for certain Chinese concepts -- is a good one.
Aug
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answered How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
Jul
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comment Tone of 竟 and 境 in Mandarin and Cantonese
Thanks for a well-researched answer.
Jul
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revised Tone of 竟 and 境 in Mandarin and Cantonese
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asked Tone of 竟 and 境 in Mandarin and Cantonese
Jun
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comment Written Cantonese Pronunciation
Can you give some examples?
Jun
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answered Simplification of 蘭(兰)
May
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comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
@BertR. Thanks. In a frequency list I've included in the answer, 蠢 and 攀 have comparable frequencies, although 蠢 is the more common one.
May
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answered What is the most complex simplifed character?
May
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comment Referring to great-grandparents
Another fun fact: kinship systems like Chinese in which each relation has a separate name are known as Sudanese, presumably after an archetypal instance.
May
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revised Referring to great-grandparents
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answered Referring to great-grandparents
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comment Referring to great-grandparents
dusan means whether there's different words for: mother's mother's mother, mother's mother's father, mother's father's mother, etc. in the same way that we distinguish 祖母, 外祖母, etc.
May
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comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
I've always marvelled at 攀...
May
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accepted The development of rhotic vowels in Mandarin