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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 > spaces.
> 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... Thanks again! -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>