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Re: Dinosaur Genera List corrections #145
In a message dated 8/3/00 2:02:14 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I make _Chianjiesaurus_ out to:
Chuanjiesaurus: chwan-jeh-saurus (technically more like "ch-hwan-jyeh")
> I make _Huabeisaurus_ out to:
hwa-bey-saurus (or more accurately something like "khwa-pey" [where "kh"
represents a fricative like the "ch" in Scots "loch", rather than an
In pinyin spelling, u or i between a consonant and a vowel represents a
glide, a w or y sound. If the following vowel is part of a different
syllable, the two vowels are separated by an apostrophe: "xiang" is a
monosyllable pronounced something like "shyeng", where as "xi'ang" is two
syllables: "shi-ahng". Or each syllable may be written as a separate "word",
so that "shi-ahng" would be written "xi ang" or "xi-ang".
Chinese scholars, am I anywhere close to right on this one?