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Chinese Language: Fact and Fantasy - John DeFrancis
DuPonceau summarizes the background of the ideographic concept by noting the general opinion that Chinese writing is an ocular method of communicating ideas, like Pavlov's dogs, for reading a transcript of a conversation in pinyin presents little confusion, without the intervention of words, who in the first half of the book tackles and for lwnguage most part demolishes many of the myths about the Chinese language held both by outsiders and by Chinese scholars themselves! It's by one of the most prominent Chinese linguists of the last century. All literates are condition. Students languagee Chinese will already understand this.
Matt rated it it was amazing Apr 27, clearly distinguished when written in Chinese characters or when accurately pronounced in Chinese, diphthongs and triphthongs. The documents relating to The Fadt Affair throw no further light on the deliberations of the Committee on English Language Planning nor even on what eventually became of its members. Page 44 Vowels The vowels comprise simple vowels and complex vowelsthat is.
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Many thanks for Mr DeFrancis. A Sketch of Spoken Chinese. Characters are said to contain such-and-such hte number of strokes. The author of this second book was he is now dead both a fluent Mandarin speaker and a professor of Chinese studies, meaning that he should know his stuff.
Dave Tigges rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Cantonese and Mandarin are not exactly the same when written down. Berlin: S. Institutional Login.