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I've got this horrible scan from《旅行雜志》1945年第7期,第8頁 and I'm trying to make out the characters:

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What I've got so far:

幼儿为「么?」

Any idea what the missing character is?

A logical answer would be: 兒, but it doesn't really look like that.

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    please show the whole sentence or paragraph. Such little information is not difficult even to natives :) – Toosky Hierot Mar 7 at 9:44
  • @TooskyHierot That's the whole sentence. The article is just filled with short bursts of info like: 夫妻名为「两口子」& 乡人称妻为「屋里」。If you really want to see the full section, it's here: i.stack.imgur.com/0jnLL.png - but I don't think it's going to help much with answering this question because like I mentioned, it's a really horrible scan. – user3306356 Mar 7 at 9:51
  • I feel it like 幼敘為「幺〇」 – Toosky Hierot Mar 7 at 9:58
  • Sometimes 么 is used as an alternative form of 幺, which means youngest. – Kholkhol Mar 8 at 7:55
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It is a list of 四川話 (Sichuan dialect) terms, I suppose it showed other provinces' visitors some basic terms in Sichuan dialect

It includes :

夫妻為 「兩口子」(husband and wife is "兩口子")

最小兒女為「么兒」(smallest child is "么兒")

小妹妺為「么妺」; 「么姑娘」(youngest sister is "么妺" ; "么姑娘"

小弟弟為「么兄弟」(youngest brother is "么兄弟")

The one sentence you are asking is:

幼叔為「么叔」(youngest uncle is "么叔" )

The Chinese 「 mark below 为 bent left instead of bent right, because the text was written in vertical right to left Chinese style.

I bet Sichuan dialect speakers can guess the missing characters better than Mandarin speakers. I couldn't figure out 「屋里」 in 男人稱妻人為「屋里」(men call their wives as "屋里")

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