Re: OFF : updated tunu grammar
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <artabanos@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, October 27, 1999, 22:45|
John Cowan wrote:
> "Thomas R. Wier" wrote:
> > John Cowan wrote:
> > > Gack, and I thought Qi Huangdi (the First Chinese Emperor, who ordered a
> > > general burning of books) was a dreadful tyrant! This is too much!
> > Don't you mean Hsi-Huand-ti (Wade-Giles transcription)? The Pinyin
> > for the Dynasty name is _Qin_.
> Yeah, I left the "n" off his family name. Qin Huangdi. I have seen
> Qin Xi Huangdi too, I'm not sure what the implication of the different
> form is.
Doh! I made my own typo -- I meant that <d> to be <g> there...
BTW, is that <i> in <Xi> a high central vowel?