ERIC Number: ED061854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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A Guide to the Wen-ch'ang and Ting-an Dialects.
Hashimoto, Mantaro J.; Norman, Jerry L.
This document describes the Wen-ch'ang and Ting-an dialects of Chinese. Items covered in the phonological description of Wen-ch'ang include syllable structure, initials, finals, tones, tone change, and differences in the initials and finals in colloquial and literary forms. Initials, finals, and tones in the Ting-an dialect are also discussed. The morphemes of the two dialects are presented in the matrix of Ancient Chinese sound categories to allow comparison with similar items among other dialects. The tables are arranged according to rime group distinction, division distinction, and tonal distinction, in that order. Five colloquial Wen-ch'ang dialogues in phonemic notation with English translation are presented, and the grammatical notes that accompany them cover pronouns, deictics, interrogatives, aspects, negatives, sentence particles, and classifiers. These dialogues are the Wen-ch'ang equivalents of the five dialogues in Peking-Mandarin in T. Kuraishi's "A Textbook of Beginning Mandarin." A bibliography listing relevant works is included in the document and a character index is provided. For documents on other Chinese dialects, see FL 003 179 through FL 003 181, FL 003 183, and FL 003 184. (VM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Chinese Linguistics Project.