Re: P.S. (Chinese and stuff)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 10, 2000, 22:53|
"Daniel A. Wier" wrote:
> Tang Dynasty (is this the Middle Chinese you mentioned?)
Yes, but there are too few in the file to be useful.
> Again, happy hunting and grunting...
Done. I found 1839 character readings (1813 actual
characters) with Cantonese romanizations
ending in -p, -t, or -k and with Pinyin information available.
They corresponded to Mandarin tones as follows:
12% to tone 1
32% to tone 2
4% to tone 3
50% to tone 4
So everyone's intuitions were basically correct. I probably made
some errors where there was a different number of Mandarin and
Cantonese readings for a character.
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