A Handbook of Eastern Han Sound Glosses by W. South Coblin

By W. South Coblin

The middle of the paintings is a systematically prepared directory of 2,558 sound glosses and 345 Buddhist transcriptions. chinese language characters in each one access are provided with center chinese language and jap Han reconstructed types.

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120, almost thirty years before the first BTD translators began work at Luoyang. The underlying form, Hinduka, was already known to the Chinese in Western Han times (Wu 1928; Pulleyblank 1979a:33). It is thus quite possible that this transcription does not reflect the sound system of the major transcriptional dialect (s). For this reason it is probably wisest to reconstruct MC th- as EH *th- in BTD. g. c ffi 41 ^ djan thieu tjendai: djentjwet tjung njam I j Cases of this sort are common in OC phonetic series and it is now widely believed that the majority of MC retroflexes evolved from OC dentals followed by a medial element which served as conditioning factor.

6. Kt Eastern Dialects: Dong Qi UCPF, Haidai TfSffi, Huai Ht, (Xu '& )7 Southeastern Dialects: Wu ^, Yang Ji, Yue @ Southern Dialects: (a) Northern Type: Chen P^ , north part of Chu J£ (b) Eastern Type: Jiang-Huai :{L:M (c) Southern Type: southern part of Chu, Nan Chu |}jj£ The geographical locations of the FY dialect areas can be seen in Map 1, which is a much simplified and slightly modified version of Serruys (1959: Endpaper). Map 2 shows the approximate boundaries of the six major dialect groups.

These areas can be grouped into the following larger divisions: 1. Eastern Dialects: Qing and Xu are frequently placed together as QingXu in SM. Qing occasionally appears alone but Xu never occurs except in combination with Qing. 2 2. 3. 4. 5. area which covered the region formerly occupied by the eastern dialects and the Qi and Lu branches of the central group. The Qing-Xu area is clearly set off from dialects to the west by several important SM glosses (1067/1068: Yu Si Yanh Ji // Qing-Xu and 1256/1257: Yanh Yu Si // Qing-Xu).

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