By Edwin G. Pulleyblank. UBC Press. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the syntactical analysis of. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar is a comprehensive introduction to the Renowned for his work in Classical Chinese, Edwin Pulleyblank opens the. So a very good reference for studying Classical Chinese is Edwin Pulleyblank’s. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar. Vancouver: UBC.

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Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. Usually, the object classiccal just follows the gramar Above, [I will] be [for] crows and kites to eat; below, [I will] be [for] mole-crickets and ants to eat. Dan marked it as to-read Apr 18, Easily inferred words are frequently omitted, and so the most fundamental part of learning Classical Chinese is coming to know what to supply. I cannot here offer suggestions as to what online dictionaries are best, since this changes with greater frequency than the updatings of this grammar.

University of London Ph. There never was literally, “there not yet was existing” one who was benevolent and righteous [yet] abandoned his parents.

Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

That’s actually quite an interesting topic to think about. Thereafter I shall complete the Classic of Poetry translation, and make a study of the I Ching with selections of its poetic passages. There are a few Daoist quotes from Zhuanzi. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The teacher reads and paraphrases into modern idiom as he goes.


Then I shall be turning my attention to Mencius, for the sake of completing this grammar: Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar. However, in the full lexical meaning as a verb “to go”, it is usually not subject to contractions.

There was classicsl problem filtering reviews right now. Oulleyblank is clear that Edward Pulleyblank is a gifted writer and translator with a fine aesthetic sense. The ugly one was prized [while] the beautiful one was held cheap.

The final test of the presence of an implied relative clause is of course the clarity and consistency of the translation, and one is not at liberty to infer the presence of a relative clause unless it is actually required by the context. I shall always indicate words that I supply by enclosing them between square brackets [ ]. Being able to copy Chinese texts from the internet and read them using the various dictionary features of NJStar has saved countless hours, and this little book of mine would have been impossible without the program.

A predicate nominative is a statement that something is something else, like “a bear pilleyblank an animal” or “death is inevitable. In beginning classes, the notes were distributed to students for use as a reference as they prepared translations of assigned passages at home.

Confucius uses this structure because to say “When you see a worthy person.

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Pages with related products. BookDB marked it as to-read Sep 27, Realizing that this places an “unnecessary burden on the learner,” Pulleyblank uses pinyin romanization and putonghua pronunciations throughout.

Even if one’s ultimate goal is knowledge of the modern language, this can be more easily attained via the ancient tongue than by starting with modern conversation, for the simple grammqr reasons noted above. Because of the great simplicity of Chinese grammar, one could plunge into real literature on day one.


When mis task was complete, students progressed to actual texts and dien regularly referred back to the Grammar when examples of principles discussed in it were encountered. IX Pronouns and Related Words.

Thus, “Surely you didn’t leave the gas on? I have not yet determined whether the gerund may be the direct object pulleyblsnk a preposition.

The master said, From [one who] brought [no more than] a bundle of dried meat [in fee] in order to be instructed literally, “to be instructed in exchange for this,” [to the wealthiest student], I ggammar have never [refused] to instruct someone. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

The master said, as for [you] Tsi, [this] is not your pulleblank. Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar starts with a brief historical overview and a discussion of the relation between the writing system and the phonology.

In a course where the students are encountering classical Chinese for the first time, the class will obviously require a substantial introduction to the basic principles of the language before they can progress to classical texts. This book is not a textbook but I believe it is very important for any student grqmmar traditional Chinese.