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Introduction to the study of the Chinese characters.

by Joseph Edkins

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Published by Trübner & co. in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chinese language -- Writing,
  • Chinese language -- Phonology

  • Edition Notes

    Appendices A-J and Alphabetical index to the radicals and phonetics of the Chinese language, at end.

    StatementBy J. Edkins ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL1171 .E4
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, [4], 211, iii, 103 p.
    Number of Pages211
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6902843M
    LC Control Number01002407
    OCLC/WorldCa2561754

    INTRODUCTION Even though characters are one of the most fascinating aspects of the Chinese language, most of us who study Chinese aren't very good at writing them. Translators and scholars who know the language well sometimes have embarrassingly sloppy handwriting. Fundamentals of Chinese Characters focuses on the connections between the shapes and meanings of basic Chinese characters, enabling students to learn to recognize and write Chinese characters before they learn to speak Chinese. Presenting fundamental knowledge of Chinese characters according to their intrinsic regularity rather than in the sequence often used in teaching spoken Chinese, this.

    Classical Chinese, also known as Literary Chinese (文言文, wényánwén or 古文, gǔwén) is the language of the classic literature from the end of the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han dynasty, a written form of Old Chinese (上古漢語 or shànɡɡǔ hànyǔ).Classical Chinese is a traditional style of written Chinese that evolved from the classical language. system is designed to assist current learners of Chinese to have a smoother study experience and act as an introductory lesson for prospective students. The character representation is based on its radical. As a prerequisite, users need to have a basic understanding of Chinese characters’ composition and structures for a thorough comprehension.

    In school books that teach Chinese, the Pinyin romanization is often shown below a picture of the thing the word represents, with the Chinese character alongside. The second-most common romanization system, the Wade–Giles, was invented by Thomas Wade in and modified by Herbert Giles in   This book is probably the best guide to Chinese characters that’s currently available. While it teaches the meanings of thousands of characters, it also teaches much, much more. The book aims to break down each character into its constituent elements and then build up a learner’s knowledge of the history and the deeper meanings of these.


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