Reconstructed reading of 8000 Old Chinese, Middle Chinese, and Late Middle Chinese characters
The section of the lexicon on ancient Chinese pronunciation is based on the “Tse-Yun” rhyme dictionary of the 6th century. In some he converges with Bernhard Karlgren, in some he introduces significant adjustments. The pronunciation of the late Middle Ages is reconstructed as a separate stage, since it is believed that the language of this era is the ancestor of most modern dialects. The sample is taken from the alleged pronunciation in the capital of the time, Changyan, of the Tang Dynasty after its restoration to the throne. Early Chinese is represented by the speech of the Yuan Dynasty around 1300 in the capital of the time, Dadu (present-day Beijing). The reconstruction differs significantly from that proposed by Hugh M. Stimson due to the emergence of new sources and the use of new methods.
The vocabulary entries are ordered by pinyin, hieroglyphic keys and stroke order, presented in the international phonetic notation.
For everyone who is deeply involved in the study of dialects of the Chinese language, its history and classical literature.
Title: Lexicon of Reconstructed Pronunciation In Early Middle Chinese, Late Middle Chinese, and Early Mandarin
Author: Pulleyblank E.