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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. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)