The Chinese Language - or, ideas to steal

Posted by John Minot on 22:00 7/29/02

In reply to: The Chinese Language - or, ideas to steal posted by ranskaldan on 11:08 7/29/02

FWIW, there are some cross-syllable phonological effects in Mandarin, the most prevalent being tone sandhi and the -r suffix. Historically, a number of syllables are considered to be formed from two-syllable words... I can't think of examples offhand, but some can be found in Jerry Norman's Chinese.
In a China-related novel I'm reading, there's a character called Wang Sau-Leyan. I don't know if that's a real name (it's by an English-speaking scholar of Chinese), but the Leyan sounds like one of those to me. Ihano
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