The origins of Ming

I have just cracked a box open that has some of the original Chinese dictionaries CFR used during the emergence of the ming dialect.  The major one is entitled:
A Chinese-English Dictionary by Herbert A. Giles (H.B.M Consul at Ningpo) London, Bernard Quaritch, 15 Piccadilly, Shanghai, HongKong, Yokohama, & Singapore , Kelly and Walsh, Limited, 1892  volumes 1 and 2.

This set is the one to which the numbers in BC2 are referring.  The smaller number in BC2 refers to an index of 214 radicals in the back of volume 2 which has substantially been reproduced in CFR's
Book of Radicals.

Attached is a page from this monumental work which refers to sum . Note the English on this page refers to SHEN as this character's name.

I invite the to lend me his hand scanner as using my flatbed scanner will probably finish off the book completely. The binding on both volumes is pretty well mucked up.

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  1. ming
  2. chinese dictionaries
  3. chinese

Comments


Mark de LA says
thanks!


Mark de LA says
M 2006-04-26 17:23:25 3400
thanks!
Thanks - got it yesterday afternoon.  Will show some scans when I can get it to work. The main problem is rearranging my computer so the cable will stretch to where the books would be used.

Mark de LA says
Obviously the above mentioned dictionary was not enough without an English-Chinese dictionary. Those found so far are:
An English-Chinese Dictionary of Pekin Colloquial by Sir Walter Hillier, K.C.M.G., B.B. (New Edition enlarged by Sir Trelawny Backhouse, BT. .... Shanghai The Kwang Hsueh Publishing House 1945
A Modern Dictionary of the English Language Translated into Chinese - Shanghai Commercial Press - 1915 and
A New Chinese-English Dictionary also by the Shanghai Commercial Press (year and authors etc mostly lin Chinese).
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& just for fun the good old  Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (New York and London 1923) 2956 pages.


Mark de LA says
It is interesting that Giles's tomb has characters that look like they were written with a cuneiform stylus rather than a brush.


Seth says
source: M above
I invite the to lend me his hand scanner
posted today to the 9875 addy, usps tracking 0303 2460 0002 1540 3999


Mark de LA says
sample mentioned above still in the media files:
https://github.com/CyberMark1/iCyberStuff/blob/master/media/sum.jpg

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