Re: Chinese writing systems
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, November 3, 2002, 4:53|
Nik Taylor scripsit:
> Florian Rivoal wrote:
> > for example, the pronoun for he/she/it has the same pronounciation
> > "ta" [tha].
> Same pronunciation as what? Or are you saying that "he", "she", and
> "it" are homophones? They're not homophones, they ARE the same word!
Well, not really. The normal word for "it" is zero; ta1 means he/she.
There are some exceptions now due to translationese.
Deshil Holles eamus. Deshil Holles eamus. Deshil Holles eamus.
Send us, bright one, light one, Horhorn, quickening, and wombfruit. (3x)
Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa! Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa! Hoopsa, boyaboy, hoopsa!
-- Joyce, _Ulysses_, "Oxen of the Sun" firstname.lastname@example.org