USAGE: The name "Chiang Kai-shek"
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, November 21, 2002, 22:24|
Does anyone know the true origin of this name? It cannot be Mandarin
(the Mandarin reading is "Jiang Jieshi"), nor Cantonese either. I have
had a suggestion that it is Gan; CKS was born in Zhejiang province,
and [ts\jaN kai s\Ek] is at least plausible in Gan phonology AFAIU.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan <jcowan@...>
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