Re: Chinese writing systems
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 4, 2002, 20:29|
> > Florian Rivoal wrote:
(referring to "ta")
> > 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.
Yes, with qualifications. For example, direct object fronting with
ba/jiang would require a "ta"-it if for nothing more than a space
holder in that construction.
Zhetai dianshiji yao fangzai nali? Where shall I put this television.
Ba ta fangzai neibian. Put it over there.