Old Chinese


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Old Chinese

n.
The Chinese language in the first millennium bc, in which the earliest Confucian classics were written. Its pronunciation is reconstructed from the analysis of the development of Chinese characters and from rhymes in poetry.
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.' He quoted an old, old Chinese text, backed it with another, and reinforced these with a third.
Schuessler (emeritus, Wartburg College, Iowa) provides information on the origin of Old Chinese words, including possible word family relationships within Chinese and outside contacts.
According to ad agencies, the Toyota ads, in which the Land Cruiser is towing an old Chinese truck and a traditional Chinese stone dragon is saluting the Land Cruiser Prado, hurt the Chinese people's national pride.
He rescues her and together they go across country until they meet up with an old Chinese woman, a healer, who helps Jing-Wei reverse the process on her feet and tells them how they can kill the dragon, if they are brave enough to try.
There is an old Chinese proverb that says, "May you live in interesting times." Most of us would agree that present market conditions certainly satisfy the spirit of that adage.
Earlier, a 27-year old Chinese national died after falling from a six-story building in Las Pinas City while being handcuffed by a fellow Chinese.
New Delhi, September 11 (ANI): A 90-year-old old Chinese woman reportedly walked 2 kilometers to reach a police station to collect her ID card.
THE vote to pick the song for the Eurovision on the Late Late Show would have put the old Chinese Communist party to shame.
In that work, I proposed that Old Chinese words consist of a root (consisting of a consonant, plus a vowel, plus an optional second consonant, and an optional glottal stop: CV[C][?]), and various affixes (pre-fixes, suffixes, and infix), each of which had specific grammatical or lexical functions.
While he complains that I do not "attempt to show that [the] hypothetical pronoun an [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] is ever used independently as a pronoun," he offers little in the way of evidence that *-n was as productive a suffix in Old Chinese as he implies, and, as far as I know, has never disclosed in any of his publications the precise function or meaning that this postulated suffix is supposed to have.
In a recent number of this journal, harking back to one of the late George Kennedy's important contributions to Old Chinese grammar, Paul Goldin proposes, as if it were a brand new idea, that the hypothetical pronoun *an that Kennedy supposed had fused with the preposition yu [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 'in' to give yan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] in the meaning 'in it' was none other than "an [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or yan [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] itself" (Goldin 2003).
This most ancient semi-precious stones has been carved to form a perfect 'circle of life', then hinged with delicately hand-engraved silver fittings, reminiscent of old Chinese temple carvings.