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sets of Chinese characters sharing the same sound-based elements), the phonologies of Tibeto-Burman languages, and a few doubtful etymological equivalents of Sinitic etyma in some Tibeto-Burman languages.
I think that liquid medials and onsets with heterogeneous consonant clusters should be possible in some source language of some Sinitic etyma.
Recently, based on newly identified etymological equivalents between CVC literary roots and CVCv colloquial roots within Sinitic lects, together with consideration of CVCv roots in Sino-Japanese, I have proved that Chinese roots should be disyllabic and CVCv-structured (Gao 2013).
I insist that Old Chinese, or more objectively, the national language of the Zhou Empire, was just one of the Sinitic lects at that era.
In 108 BCE, the Han Empire defeated and annexed the WeiMan/Wiman [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (wei-man/ve-man), its ERF in Korean [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (wiman), Sinitic anthroponym meaning 'guard, full'] ChaoXian/Joseon [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (chao-xian/trieu-tien), its ERF in Korean [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (choson/joseon), Sinitic etymology meaning 'day fresh'] Kingdom (194~108BCE) ruled by an exiled army of the Yan Kingdom of the Han Empire originally lead by Weiman/Wiman, thus gained sovereignty over northern Korea.
From 534 to 550, there were simultaneously two emperors of the Wei Empire supported by the western camp of Wei in ChangAn, and the eastern camp of Wei in Ye [[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], a Sinitic place name] (present-day Linzhang), respectively.
The etymological links within Sinitic were first made by Sino-etymologists; the etymological links within Indo-European were first made by Western etymologists; the etymological link among Sinitic 767D, Finnic (valge/.
The Chinese in Winnipeg possess a rich linguistic repertoire, which includes both a number of Sinitic languages and English.
Baihua exists strictly as a peculiar type of written Sinitic.
Through linguistic analysis, the author ultimately demonstrates that the emergence of what we now call "early baihua" represents a stage in the development of Sinitic at the same time that it reflects changes in literary practice.
This book was not concocted in a vacuum, but displays throughout an awareness of the main problems in the study of medieval vernacular Sinitic, as well as the major attempts to solve them.
It was not a pleasant experience, because I had to point out numerous instances where the author failed to recognize the stark difference between the literary and vernacular registers of Sinitic.