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Sinitic historical phonology

[Or, as David Prager Branner, who wrote the guest post below, jokingly calls it, "hysterical phrenology".  Note that Branner uses Gwoyeu Romatzyh ( "National Language Romanization"), a type of tonal spelling, for the transcription of Mandarin.] ================ This is on the subject of Carbo Kuo's ??? performance of Shyjing "Shyi yeou charngchuu ????" ("In the […]
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