By Edwin G. Pulleyblank. UBC Press. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the syntactical analysis of. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the Renowned for his work in Classical Chinese, Edwin Pulleyblank opens the. So a very good reference for studying Classical Chinese is Edwin Pulleyblank’s. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar. Vancouver: UBC.

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But one can get the same result by memorizing poetry and aphorisms rather than random vocabulary lists. I’d say it depends on you.

Sometimes I have had to paraphrase, because a word-for-word rendering would have been, by itself, unintelligible. In the oracle bones this is used almost exclusively by the king. The student will have enough to do learning the traditional ones. Shi Jing I have not yet determined whether the gerund may be the direct object of a preposition.

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

I found this line quite hard to understand the first time I came across it in class:. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. To render the phrase analytically, we could have to say something like “kills-a-man: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

There are the occasional confusing usage rules and “omissions. I will probably end up buying pulleyblxnk copy anyway, but just wondering how you feel. In time one remembers all the possible patterns, but it would be easier if the book was organized differently or at least had additional material, even at the expense of redundancy.

Trivia About Outline of Classi Frammar are no discussion topics on this book yet. While China has a cjinese tradition of lexicography and of phonological studies, unlike Europe and Indian it has no tradition of descriptive or prescriptive grammar.

In this case I will use the abbreviation W. Set up a giveaway. Megan marked it as to-read Mar 31, More often than not these give accurate glimpses into the concepts the characters express. Now I could not bear its fearful trembling, like a guiltless man approaching the execution ground, [and] therefore my exchanging it for a sheep.


I mean to return to Chinese as soon as possible, but alas, that day may be delayed by years.

The master said, [when with] three men [I] walk, necessarily I will have my instructor among them: University of Alberta B. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, An Introduction classsical Literary Chinese: I will probably use this thread to randomly post some notes from things I have learnt from this book, but please feel free to contribute in any way.

Neither are there any examples from the Dao de jing. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I post it now since, even in its incomplete and provisional form, since the clarifications I offer on number of topics are vitally important to the reader of classical Chinese, and nowhere else to be found. Common terms and phrases adjectives adverbial Classical Chinese classical period construction contrast copula coverb derived English etymologically example expressed ffii final particle front full verb grammatical particle Guan interrogative pronoun intransitive introduced jian jiang junzi Karlgren king locative complement Lunyu main clause main verb meaning Mencius Meng Mengzi Middle Chinese Mtng negative particle neng nominalized object pronoun zhi oracle bones particle yi person pronoun preclassical language Pulleyblank Qieyun re”n rhetorical question ruler Section sense sentence sh6u shan sheng shi zhi Shijing shui Shujing texts tian tone transitive verbs verb phrase verbal wang wdng we”i words Wu hu xian xing Yenching University yuan Zheng zhi yu Zhuang Zud Xiang Zudzhuan.

I for one am grateful. However, in the full lexical granmar as a gfammar “to go”, it is usually not subject to contractions. As an English-speaking American who also speaks Korean, not Chinese, this book was not really written for someone like me because Chinese pronunciations of the characters are different from Korean pronunciations. Tom marked it as to-read Sep 21, Anyways, so please use this thread for any questions, comments etc. Sign in Already have an account?


The final section covers topics such as subordinate constituents of sentences, non-declarative sentence types, and complex sentences.

Index of Chinese Vocabulary Items. Also, Fuller’s appendix D contains a very useful glossary of the most important function words.

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I just had a quick look at my university online library catalogue and they’ve got the book. The index is very complete, useful and well done.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? One learns the special idiomatic uses of the words by studying examples. Maria Hicks marked it as to-read Sep 17, At times I refer the reader to the entry for a word in Mathews’ dictionary. It does not serve as the verb “to be”! Realizing that this places an “unnecessary burden on the learner,” Pulleyblank uses pinyin romanization and putonghua pronunciations throughout.

While China has a long tradition of lexicography and of phonological studies, unlike Europe and Indian it has no tradition of descriptive or prescriptive grammar.

Posted May 14, It’s been my experience over the last few years that books I buy quickly end up just being used once in a blue moon. The examples are given in both modern pinyin always with tone marks and in Traditional Complex Characters in a very readable font. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Lists with This Book.

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