Re: USAGE: writing the date in Chinese
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 23, 2008, 15:56|
On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 11:06 AM, Eugene Oh <un.doing@...> wrote:
> Nope, there is no straightforward way to combine all the different notations
> for the year, though you will see those names on calendars separated by
> However, "earth rat" or "fire rabbit" etc. are not written, because
> they are indicated by the more elegant wùzǐ, dīngmǎo etc. Chinese are
> expected to know the correspondences.
Sure; I just did that as an example in the English. I imagine that
doing so in Chinese would be something like putting "Taurus" next to
"May" on a Western calendar.. although I gather that the terrestrial
branches are even more closely associated with the corresponding
animal totem than tha. Not sure about the stems and their elements
and yin/yang associations...
Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>