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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Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Can’t keep relying on the library, eh. A gerund is a noun formed from a verb for example: The next sections deal with the main sentence types nominal predicates, verbal predicates, and numberical expressions, which constitute a special type of quasiverbal predication.

Eadweard marked it as to-read Jun 13, A man, a good one, himself wishing to be established, establishes [other] men; himself wishing to be made great, he makes [other] men great.

Usually, the object pronoun just follows the verb: Clear and well organized, Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is an authoritative study and will be an invaluable resource tool for anyone involved in Chinese language studies. Posted May 19, Your servant has never heard about them.

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

Contact Contact Us Help. Because of the difficulty of memorizing the characters, and the added trouble of all the words being monosyllables that sound like nothing in particular though all too much like each otherlearning Chinese is at best tortuous. Also used to mean “Thus, so. The Master said, The mother and father, their [their children’s] illness [should be] their that is, the parents’ only worry.


Dlassical object of these translations is to make it transparently clear to the student what the Chinese means, thus I will always prefer awkward English to a smooth translation that hides the “watch-works” of the sentence. How did [she manage to] resemble a deity?

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Daniel Evensen rated it liked it Dec 28, Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. That I am following my ruler and going to West, surely fulfills my strange dream in Jin. Further, because any Chinese verb may be interpreted causatively, the phrase “she [is] beautiful” could be understood as “she makes beautiful.

It is definitely far more a scholarly study than a grammar textbook, yet for tricky grammar questions it is the book I often consult first. Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The master said, [when with] three men [I] walk, necessarily I will have my instructor among them: Retrieved from ” https: I mean to remedy this lack myself, and am presently working on the Dao De Jingof which I mean to offer a study with selections soon. This is useful, but really difficult to use.


One thing that always confused me about the syntax of Classical Chinese was the word order of object pronouns in certain types of sentences. The master said, A mediocre man, [who is striving] upwards, [one] can speak [to him] improvingly; a mediocre man, [who tends] downwards, [one] cannot speak [to him] improvingly. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar starts with a brief historical overview and a discussion of the relation between the writing system and the phonology.

Edwin G. Pulleyblank

We might say for grzmmar, “He lent his his own car to his his friend’s brother for the afternoon. So I’ll review some common contractions.

Literally, “The North wind, its coldness! Ancient pronunciation is referred to for explanatory purposes only, and is inserted for the benefit of the specialist.

Not only is the student deprived of the immediate and easy rewards of his work, the hard work itself is made far harder.

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The scientific study of Chinese begins only with the grammars written by Christian missionaries in the 17th century. Context and word order are the only reliable guides to how a word is to be understood. Thus Chinese would say “[At] the house there are guests.