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By Axel Schuessler

This is often the 1st actual etymological dictionary of previous chinese language written in any language. As such, it constitutes a mile-stone in learn at the evolution of the Sinitic language team. while earlier stories have emphasised the constitution of the chinese language characters, this pathbreaking dictionary locations fundamental emphasis at the sounds and meanings of Sinitic roots. according to greater than 3 a long time of in depth research in fundamental and secondary resources, this thoroughly new dictionary locations outdated chinese language squarely in the Sino-Tibetan language kin (including shut attention of various Tiberto-Burman languages), whereas paying due regard to different language households comparable to Austroasiatic, Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien), and Kam-Tai. Designed to be used by means of nonspecialists and experts alike, the dictionary is very available, being prepared in alphabetical order and possessed of diverse cutting edge lexicographical good points.

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