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Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
Why was the comment impolite? If it was, that's definitely not the intention.
Sep
16
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@QuestionOverflow This echos my observation posted in a comment to one of the answers. Another way I've seen from people from Southern China, when 儿 is unavoidable, is to read it out loud, e.g. '抠门儿' is pronounced like '抠门二'.
Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
'You' here refers to the person who wrote this answer, whom the system suggests there is no need to mention with '@' symbol.
Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
Could you elaborate on 'neither Pinyin nor Zhuyin is perfect'?
Sep
14
revised Is there any authoritative works related to measure words?
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Sep
14
answered Is there any authoritative works related to measure words?
Sep
12
reviewed Close 份, 个, 本, 两: How do they function in these sentences?
Sep
12
comment 中文 vs. 汉语: What's the difference?
Oh I see what you mean now. I agree the languages that use a different character system are definitely not 汉语. I was debating about those dialects that share the same Hanzi writing system but are unintelligible by Mandarin speaker, some of which are exclusively used by non-Han ethnic groups.
Sep
12
comment Describing a person that can speak Mandarin
+1. Very good point.
Sep
12
comment 中文 vs. 汉语: What's the difference?
As I said it's debatable. Authoritative references for both sides are plenty. E.g. Wikipedia has it: "漢語作為一個語種是普通话/国语、粵語、吳語、閩南語、客家語等語言的統稱。" zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Sep
11
comment Describing a person that can speak Mandarin
@Stan although the first sentence doesn't sound 'wrong', it still sounds unnatural and unclear as an independent sentence. It should be validated in context and 'acceptable' seems an overly simplified characterization. A similar example in English is a sentence fragment could be an Independent Genitive, hence it may be used as the whole line in spoken language. However if the full context is not given, we couldn't validate the usage and should not call it correct.
Sep
11
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
I think SOME non-Beijing'ers pronounce 抠门儿 as 'koumer', but not MOST of them. Many of my non-Beijing schoolmates pronounce it as 'kou1 men2 e(r)2' and they do it deliberately as they found it uncomfortable to say the 'r' sound as Beijing'ers do. I agree with you that they keep the 儿 at the end of words like 抠门儿, but since the OP is asking about pronunciation, they do it differently from Beijing'ers and they want to keep it that way is my observation.
Sep
11
comment 不要多给: not a single cent more?
I agree with @Stan that there is not a standard moral of the story, not because we had too much of such practice in school, but because the original book (聊斋志异) in particular is a book of strange and supernatural anecdotes for your simple reading pleasure.
Sep
10
comment 中文 vs. 汉语: What's the difference?
Worth noting that although 汉语 literally means the 'language of Han', in most actual usages it refers to the collection of all Sinitic languages. Whether the languages of non-Han ethnic groups are considered 汉语 is still being debated and often forcibly prescribed for political reasons.
Sep
10
comment How come 驚 evolves to 惊 in mainland China
@Stan 阅. ORZ...
Sep
10
comment How come 驚 evolves to 惊 in mainland China
This is pure awesomeness!
Sep
9
awarded  Custodian
Sep
9
reviewed Leave Closed Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Sep
9
comment Are there any free fonts designed to help learn/read Chinese?
I think OP's question is 2) not 1).