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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Chinese Characters
Written By: Jiantang Han

Han Jiantang provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the fascinating
history and development of the written Chinese language, from pictograms
painted on rocks and pottery and ancient inscriptions to the refined art of
calligraphy and the characters in use today. Chinese Characters will appeal to
readers looking for an introduction to the rich but complex Chinese language and
to all those interested in the relationship between language and culture.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521186605
Prices: U.K. £ 12.99
U.S. $ 19.99