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Re: (more ConCulture than ConLang) tube zithers, board zithers & kites

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Monday, June 26, 2000, 18:39
In a message dated 2000/06/26 03:19:31 PM, Padraic wrote:

>They do indeed look somewhat similar, if I'm thinking of the same >instrument. Kind of long and narrow wooden affair with a rounded >top? Has a number of strings parallel with moveable bridges. >
Sounds about right. But some of the long board zithers are almost flat. The ancient Chinese _qin_(_ch'in_) has no moveable bridges. zHANg