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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   <jcowan@...>
    "Any legal document draws most of its meaning from context.  A telegram
    that says 'SELL HUNDRED THOUSAND SHARES IBM SHORT' (only 190 bits in
    5-bit Baudot code plus appropriate headers) is as good a legal document
    as any, even sans digital signature." --me


Eamon Graham <robertg@...>
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