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by unnai
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:53 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Questions about Chinese
Replies: 9
Views: 46120

Re: Questions about Chinese

The reason behind it is because for example, when you have two syllables both with third tones, it'd be difficult to pronounce, therefore it's modified to allow speakers to speak more smoothly. I'm not fluent in Cantonese so I can't answer that part of your question, sorry.
by unnai
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Chu Nom Characters
Replies: 9
Views: 57491

Re: Chu Nom Characters

Many Chu Nom characters are actually the same as Chinese Hanzi. However, there are many that basically consists of two parts, one that indicates the pronounciation in Vietnamese and the other indicate the meaning.
by unnai
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Chinese language
Topic: Yes and No in wenyan
Replies: 6
Views: 23891

Re: Yes and No in wenyan

I heard a phrase used in the movie 風雲, "此乃是非之地". That got me wondering: Is the subject of the sentence "是非之地" (i.e. "decision ground") or "非之地" (i.e. "evil ground").

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