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Learning to read Pinyin romanization and its equivalent in Wade-Giles

a practical course for students of Chinese

by Siew-Yue Killingley

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Published by Lincom Europa in München .
Written in English


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StatementSiew-Yue Killingley.
SeriesLINCOM studies in Asian linguistics -- 05
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17851550M
ISBN 103895861995

An excellent book for learning to read and write Mandarin Chinese. The book consists of 10 lessons dealing with practical topics. Each lesson consists of written dialog in Chinese characters, pinyin, and English, bibliography and Wade-Giles to Pinyin Cross-Reference Table. Highly its pinyin romanization, the associated radical. Questions and answers about Taiwan's romanization situation, and information about why tongyong pinyin is not what it claims to be. Why not just stick with Wade-Giles? Taiwan's official system is not now, nor has it ever been, Wade-Giles. OK, so Wade-Giles isn't official. But it's still used more than any other system in Taiwan.

Chinese Romanization Systems: IPA Transliteration by Warren A. Shibles Order hrn Dq~artment of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19 USA. SINO-PLATONIC PAPERS is an occasional series edited by Victor H. Mair. Here you will find a very useful “guide” to writing pinyin correctly. Learn the basic rules for writing pinyin, where to place tone marks, information about the history of pinyin and other romanization systems (MPS2, Wade-Giles, Yale) and more.

A source of confusion in the West is the fact that several systems exist for spelling Chinese words with roman letters, and most people have no idea which they're seeing when they encounter one. The three most common systems are called Wade-Giles, Yale, and Pīnyīn.. The Wade-Giles system was developed in the 19th century by Sir Thomas Francis Wade, a British officer and diplomat who served.   If you’re learning Chinese in a classroom, you might only get reading practice from your textbooks and workbooks, which isn’t necessarily the best strategy to use reading to improve fluency. Reading at your level is a somewhat neglected strategy, but it’s both a key self-study strategy and a great accompaniment to formal Chinese classes.


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Learning to read Pinyin romanization and its equivalent in Wade-Giles by Siew-Yue Killingley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Learning to read Pinyin romanization and its equivalent in Wade-Giles: a practical course for students of Chinese. [Siew-Yue Killingley]. Learning Chinese, with + characters may sound daunting.

But add a whole different system of sounds and tones in that may not be in our native language and you’ve got yourself a recipe for one difficult language.

Chinese pinyin helps both foreigners and native Chinese speakers learn and understand the language, and also aids [ ]. Pinyin is a Romanization system used to learn Mandarin. It transcribes the sounds of Mandarin using the Western (Roman) is most commonly used in Mainland China for teaching school children to read and it is also widely used in teaching materials designed for Westerners who wish to learn Mandarin.

Romanization of Chinese is the use of the Latin alphabet to write e uses a logographic script and its characters do not represent phonemes directly.

There have been many systems using Roman characters to represent Chinese throughout history. Linguist Daniel Kane recalls, "It used to be said that sinologists had to be like musicians, who might compose in one key and readily. Picture via Wikipedia. A Few Quick Notes About Wade-Giles System of Romanization.

The proper use of Wade-Giles uses diacritics, including ê, û, and ü. But, if you know the Pinyin pronunciation, it shouldn’t be a problem.

The resulting Chinese Phonetic Alphabet was adopted by the Committee on Language Reform in and modified in The island of Taiwan has continued to prefer the earlier Wade-Giles romanization system, although a modified system that is orthographically somewhat between Pinyin and Wade-Giles has been in limited use there since about Pinyin Wade- Pinyin Wade- Pinyin Wade- Pinyin Wade- Pinyin Wade- Giles Giles Giles Giles Giles me me pai p’ai S tiao t’iao ying ying mei mei pan p’an tie t’ieh yo yo men men pang p’ang sa sa ting t’ing yong yung meng meng pao p’ao sai sai tong t’ung you yu mi mi pei p’ei san san tou t’ou yu yü.

You can also convert hanyu pinyin into Wade-Giles and Wade-Giles into pinyin. Wade-Giles is one of the earliest Romanisations of Chinese for non-Chinese speakers in the 19th Century. Some examples of Wade-Giles vs. pinyin are: Pei-ching vs. Beijing, Kuang Chou vs. Guangzhou, chungkuo vs. Zhongguo.

the pinyin ch. This is different from the pinyin q- which is actually more similar to the English ch than the pinyin ch-is.

ㄕ sh- Retroflexed version of s. Position the tongue and lips as if you were going to say “err ”, but try to say the English s instead. The resulting sound is the pinyin sh.

Comparing Pīnyīn to the Yale and Wade-Giles Systems This is the first of three tables you can use to look up a how a Mandarin Chinese sound is spelled with roman letters and compare how it is spelled in two other major romanizaion system—especially useful if you run across a spelling in a system you're less familiar with.

Chinese Pinyin Lesson 1: Introduction to Pinyin. Hello. Welcome to Pinyin Lessons. Today's lesson is an introduction of pinyin, explaining what is Hanyu Pinyin, why Pinyin was created and the components of pinyin, from Chinese learners' perspective.

Bopomofo, also called Zhuyin (Chinese: 注音) or Mandarin Phonetic Symbols, is the major Chinese transliteration system for Mandarin Chinese and other related languages and dialects which is nowadays most commonly used in Taiwanese is also used to transcribe other varieties of Chinese, particularly other varieties of Standard Chinese and related Mandarin dialects, as well as.

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A - There are a number of ways to distinguish Wade-Giles (WG) romanization from pinyin (PY). Usually, you can tell the difference between WG and PY by looking at the individual syllables themselves: When you see syllables beginning with the letters B, D, G, Q, R, X and Z, you are looking at pinyin.

Wade-Giles tones. Pinyin representations should have tone marks over vowels, Wade Giles was devised at a time when it was not possible to print these marks and it makes use of apostrophes (') instead.

As many books miss out the all important apostrophes the Chinese text is almost impossible to decipher correctly. Pinyin (Simplified / Traditional Chinese: 拼音), or more formally Hanyu Pinyin (汉语拼音 / 漢語拼音), is currently the most commonly used romanization system for Standard Mandarin.

Hànyǔ (汉语 / 漢語) means the Chinese language, and Pīnyīn (拼音) means " phonetics ", or more literally, "spelling sound" or "spelled sound. romanization systems have been around for a long time to aid Westerners in learning the sounds of spoken and written Chinese.

The Wade-Giles system developed in the s was most popular up until a few decades was developed in by the British diplomat, Thomas Wade, and refined by Herbert Giles in Pinyin is not the only system devised to transcribe Chinese sounds into roman letters.

An older system called Wade-Giles was used in the first half of the 20th century and it has left its mark on the English language. For instance, 功夫 is romanized as "kungfu" in Wade-Giles, but "gongfu" in Pinyin. Wade–Giles (/ ˌ w eɪ d ˈ dʒ aɪ l z /), sometimes abbreviated Wade, [citation needed] is a romanization system for Mandarin developed from a system produced by Thomas Wade, during the midth century, and was given completed form with Herbert A.

Giles's Chinese–English Dictionary of Wade–Giles was the system of transcription in the English-speaking world for most. Hanyu Pinyin, the official PRC romanization, is indeed confusing for foreign learners and people who only have a casual interest in Chinese (they only want to identify and pronounce Chinese place names and people’s names in mass media, books and m.

ficial Romanization system. Other systems that were once used in the United States and other over-seas areas but now have been replaced by pinyin include Wade-Giles, Gwoyeu Romatzyh (Guoyu luomazi), Mandarin Yale, zhuyin, and others.

Chinese characters are not like the alphabetical letters of English and other languages, which al.Gwoyeu Romatzyh romanization system for Mandarin Chinese These are the syllables of Mandarin Chinese as written in and alphabetized by the Gwoyeu Romatzyh romanization included are Zhuyin Fuhao, Wade-Giles, MPS2, Yale, Tongyong Pinyin, and Hanyu Pinyin.When the national government officially adopted Tongyong Pinyin inlocal governments were to make their own choices.

Consequently, Taipei adopted Hanyu Pinyin. Taipei replaced its earlier signage, most of which had used a modified version of Wade-Giles influenced by the Postal Office. Elsewhere in Taiwan, signs tend to a mix of systems, with Tongyong being common, but still having many.