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  • It is the proper characteristics of wenyan monosyllabism, concision, elisions fading the context that would help to distinguish homophone characters that make any romanization unsuitable to it. SHIH SHIH.

  • Of course, you're right, Chao's tour de force can be seen as an argument in the case for baihua vs. wenyan. SHIH SHIH.


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