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Has there ever been an English translation of 《輶軒》"Fangyan"?

《輶軒使者絕代語釋別國方言》has a couple of different names including《方言》and《揚子方言》. In English it mostly just gets called Fangyan. The entire Chinese text has been put up on ctext. As the first Chinese dictionary ...
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Could this kind of a component-based null cipher be possible in Chinese?

I'm writing a story set partially in historic China, and it involves a network of secret agents who seek to communicate over the mail in innocuous-looking letters. So I need a description of a pen-and-...
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Differences between 知识,知,识,知感 and 认识?

“知识” 两个字我始终认为它是要分开来谈的,“知” 就是知感,“识” 就是认识。所谓 “知感” 就是别人告诉你、说给你听、要求你记住的那一部分。但只有这一部分是不够的,还要有认识、思考。 This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 22. I would appreciate if you explain the ...
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Is there a dictionary or database of Chinese morphemes and Chinese words with morphological information?

Linguistics textbooks on Chinese morphology identify the morpheme (词素/语素) and word (词) as linguistic entities. In addition, they propose a classification system for morphemes (词素/语素) as: 自由 eg. 地 牛 走 ...
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What are the Cantonese to English transliterations for 俊傑, 俊熙, 俊健, and 俊文? I found zeon3 for 俊. That does not sound right

What are the Cantonese to English transliterations for 俊傑, 俊熙, 俊健, and 俊文? I found zeon3 for 俊. That does not sound right.
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I am hoping to find any information available regarding this stamp (Characters identified: 福 日本館印)

This stamp is on an Enso circle that I purchased at auction. I'm hoping to find out any information that may be gleaned from it.
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Seal on vase identification help (Characters identified: 工藝)

This is the seal on the vase I’m trying to identify. The picture is of a bird and flowers. Thank you!
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Artist name and date of painting

What is the artist name and date of the painting? It’s ink on paper 7.5 in x 8 in.
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Hoping to identify a stamp on a bronze that I have

I am hoping someone can help me identify the stamp on what I believe is a Chinese bronze crab.
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Can you help identify seal markings?

I have over 40 ink paintings that I am trying to identify, flowers, fish, humans, horse etc. They are painted on very thin paper with Chinese writing.
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雙注 Double zhuyin?

Feel free to skip to "Questions" below Background: I'm a cangjie typist and only really use phonetic methods when looking up new words I don't know the shape of. But I'm interested in double ...
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Could any one tell any information on these characters on a piece of bronze

Could any one tell any information on these characters on a piece of bronze
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Is there sometimes a sentence final tone neutralization on the phonetic level

I've been practicing tone perception but am having trouble processing tone on the final syllable in some cases. In the video https://youtu.be/2aveJrbSjAk?t=9, I can hear most of the tones no problem. ...
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What is the pronunciation of 行 in the meaning 'saṃskāra'?

One of the meanings of 行 is saṃskāra, 'formations', one of the five Buddhist skandhas. What is the pronunciation of 行 in this meaning? The question is motivated by Kroll's Student's Dictionary of ...
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Can someone please translate this, I think it is seal script? (Characters identified: 天神貴者太乙)

I think this is a prayer in seal script but I have not been able to find the characters anywhere. Can anyone tell me what it says in Chinese and English? Thanks!

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