Khitan Studies I. The Graphs Of The Khitan Small Script

Róna-Tas, András (2016) Khitan Studies I. The Graphs Of The Khitan Small Script. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69 (2). pp. 117-138. ISSN 0001-6446


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In the first part of this series of papers the author investigates the peculiarities and structure of the graphs of the Khitan Small Script. The graphs are polyvalent, and their phonetic values are based on and reflect the understanding of the Chinese phonetic system of the period. The list of graphs includes allographs and variants, further graphs with the same phonetic value but having different form(s). Some graphs have dotted and nondotted pairs. The Romanisation of the graphs is a convention by modern Chinese and European scholars. In some cases the phonetic value of a given graph is unknown, but its meaning is known; these are called logographs. Dotted forms and the numeric system are also investigated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2016 12:22
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2018 23:15

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