Re: Chinese family names (was Name mangling (Was: Re: First Sound Recording of Asha'ille!))
|From:||Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, March 10, 2005, 8:30|
On Wed, 9 Mar 2005 15:23:47 +0100, Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...> wrote:
> Philip Newton wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 22:16:59 +0100, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> wrote:
> >>"Yuansun" looks like it could be a Chinese name. Is it?
> > So it appears; Google for it and you'll see it appears in connection
> > with a couple of Chinese family names. Pretty rare, though, if Google
> > frequency is any indication.
> Iss there any online list of Chinese family names?
One such list is at http://zhongwen.com/ ; click on "Chinese surnames"
in the middle column of the main frame, in the section "Vocabulary".
Another list is at http://www.chinapage.com/biography/lastname.html .
> > And pronounce something like /jy@nsun/, I'd guess.
> [HAnsun]. [H@nsun] would be Yuensun.
There is, to the best of my knowledge, no syllable written |yuen| in
Pinyin, which is what I thought we were using. Also, I think that
[y]/[H] is followed by [E] (or [@]?), not [A], which is what can come
after [u] -- compare, say, chuan and quan.
Maybe you're thinking of Wade-Giles? I think it would be written
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