A Handbook of Old Chinese Phonology (Trends in Linguistics. by William H. Baxter

By William H. Baxter

A guide of outdated chinese language Phonology is the normal reference for the reconstruction of outdated chinese language, i.e. the language of the pre-Qin interval.

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The stage of the language represented by the rhyme tables (Late Middle Chinese) differs somewhat from the language of the Qityl1n; but the rhyme tables. if carefully used, are still very useful in reconstructing Early Middle Cbinese, and much of their terminology is applicable to the Early Middle Chinese stage. The earliest extant rhyme tables, and the most useful for the study of Early Middle Chinese, are the YiJnjing ftiii [Mirror of rhymes] and the Qryrn tile -l:::;1f 1113 [Summary of the seven sounds).

PhDtwlogicaJ synem 44 Table 22. Middle Chinese linaIs in two adjacent tab~ of the YIlltjUtg ......... Chart 24 Owt23 ""'...... -.... rltlng qllshing rUshing Io/U. _"" ... _/ -

This work provides fdnqie spellings for various texts in the Buddhist canon (see Zh6u Rgao 1948b [1968]). About a century later, the monk Huilin 1lJU: produced a similar but larger work of the same title (see Hu~ng Culb6 1930). 2. The rhyme-table tradition The rhyme-table tradition is caUed in Chinese dlngyiJnxui ~lliI~ 'study of divisions and rhymes'. ) It consists of a number of phonological tables and an accompanying literature which probably began to develop in late Ttng. The stage of the language represented by the rhyme tables (Late Middle Chinese) differs somewhat from the language of the Qityl1n; but the rhyme tables.

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