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Chinese question (was: noun forms of verbs)

From:laokou <laokou@...>
Date:Monday, November 19, 2001, 1:06
> From: "J Y S Czhang" > > > Mandarin [Guoyu/Putonghua] uses V-O constructions, i.e. > > > literally: English Translation: > > _yu.how_ "joy-good" Feel Good > > > > _yue_ also means "music"!!!! > > > > (to all Sinophiles: excuse my bad, sloppy Romanization of Guoyu...
> > Abysmal pinyin aside ;-) , I don't understand this one. The character you > cite as also meaning "music" is pronounced "yue4" in that meaning but
> when it refers to happiness. (Canto makes a similar distinction; "ngok6"
> its musical aspect and "lok6" for the unbridled happiness). There is a > separate character "yu2" (Canto: "yu4"), which also refers to happiness
> "yu2" in "yu2kuai4" [Canto: "yu4faai3"], "contented, pleased"), but it's
> related to the music thang. And in either case, I don't recognize the > expression "yu?hao3" for "feel good" (where "?" means I don't know what
> we're talking about). Your other examples make sense, where does this one > come from? Is this highly colloquial? Is it a Cantoism? I've never hoid of > it. > > Kou >