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Oct
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suggested approved edit on What's the difference between Classical Chinese and Modern Chinese?
Oct
1
revised Strange pronunciations in Hakka song
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Oct
1
comment Strange pronunciations in Hakka song
Yes, sorry, 嚟 [lai4 lei4] is the Cantonese equivalent of 來.
Sep
30
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Sep
30
answered Strange pronunciations in Hakka song
Sep
30
comment Strange pronunciations in Hakka song
Not sure. I'll put the mp3 through the Praat application (www.praat.org) to see if I can extract sonograms of the syllables in question.
Sep
25
comment Strange pronunciations in Hakka song
I hear lei too for 來. Kinda strange.
Sep
25
comment Cantonese Romanization schemes
Jyutping for Mac: rescomp.stanford.edu/~domingo2/Chinese.html
Sep
25
comment Cantonese Romanization schemes
"The Jyutping numeric tone markings are exactly the same as Yale's." Err no. Jyutping uses numbers...
Sep
8
comment How widespread is the use of 妳?
Saying "absolutely not legal Chinese characters" is ridiculous, since they exist and are attested even in Mainland dictionaries. I have left my paper 新华字典 in Shenzhen, but the other 2 Mainland dictionaries I have here list 嬭 as a Traditional version of 奶. They put (嬭) in parens, acknowledging their existence and "conversion" to simplified 奶. There's a whole world outside post-1949 Communist China, you know...
Sep
1
revised Tourists in China but can not understand Chinese
Spelling, grammar
Sep
1
suggested approved edit on Tourists in China but can not understand Chinese
Aug
23
revised Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 1
Spelling, grammar
Aug
23
suggested approved edit on Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 1
Aug
21
answered How can I find the exact written versions of commonly spoken Cantonese words?
Aug
21
comment How can I find the exact written versions of commonly spoken Cantonese words?
"An example is the word 係, which is commonly spoken in Cantonese but not written." It is written, including by the government and companies in advertisings. I have plenty of examples showing this...
Aug
21
revised 演 = 氵+ 寅 but what's it got to do with water!? How did it get its modern meanings?
grammar, spelling
Aug
21
suggested approved edit on 演 = 氵+ 寅 but what's it got to do with water!? How did it get its modern meanings?
Aug
13
answered What is the meaning of ㄝ?
Aug
10
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