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Author Holm, David, 1946-

Title Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script : a Vernacular Writing System from Southern China
Published Leiden : BRILL, 2013


Description 1 online resource (886 pages)
Series Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 4 China
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 4 China
Contents List of Maps and Tables; Preface; Notes on Transcription; List of Abbreviations; Part One Introduction-Mapping the Old Zhuang Script; Part Two Survey of Graphs Used for Common Words; 1 Aen clf. for inanimate objects; 2 Aeu 'to take'; 3 Bae 'to go'; 4 Baenz 'to accomplish'; 5 Bak 'mouth'; 6 Bi 'year'; 7 Boux clf. for people; 8 Cam 'to ask'; 9 Coenz clf. for phrases; 10 Daengz 'to arrive'; 11 Daeuj 'to come'; 12 Dawz 'to take in hand'; 13 De 'he, she, it'; 14 Dox 'each other'; 15 Duz clf. for animals; 16 Dwk 'to hit'; 17 Faex 'wood, tree'; 18 Gaiq clf.; this, that
19 Gangj 'to speak'20 Gonq 'before'; 21 Gou 'I, me'; 22 Guh 'to do'; 23 Gwn 'to eat'; 24 Gwnz 'above, on'; 25 Gyaeuj 'head'; 26 Haemh 'evening'; 27 Haet 'early morning'; 28 Haeuj 'to enter'; 29 Haeux 'rice'; 30 Hauq 'speech'; 31 Hawj 'to give'; 32 Hwnj 'to ascend'; 33 Lai 'much, many'; 34 Laj 'below'; 35 Lawz 'which?'; 36 Lwg 'child'; 37 Ma 'to come back'; 38 Mbouj 'not'; 39 Mbwn 'heaven, sky'; 40 Miz 'to have'; 41 Mwngz 'you'; 42 Naeuz 'to say'; 43 Ndaej 'to get'; 44 Ndang 'body'; 45 Ndaw 'inside'; 46 Ndei 'good'; 47 Ndeu 'one'; 48 Ndwen 'moon'; 49 Neix 'this'; 50 Ngoenz 'day'
51 Ok 'to emerge'52 Ra 'to look for'; 53 Raemx 'water'; 54 Raen 'to see'; 55 Ranz 'house'; 56 Roengz 'to descend'; 57 Rox 'to know'; 58 Vaiz 'water buffalo'; 59 Vunz 'person'; 60 Youq 'to be at'; Part Three Conclusion; Appendix One List of Texts Included in the Survey; Appendix Two Common Words in Jingxi Sub-Group Dialects; Appendix Three The Most Common Representations of Common Words; Bibliography; Character Index; Index
Summary Illustrated with 133 maps, Mapping the Old Zhuang Character Script by David Holm, surveys the traditional character script of the Zhuang and related peoples in southern China and northern Vietnam, and discusses regional variation in relation to dialect, native chieftaincies, ritual masters, migration, and military garrisons
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Zhuang language -- Writing
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Southeast Asian Languages.
Zhuang (taal)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789004242166