Talk:杭

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Additional definition[edit]

Can an additional definition be an abbreviation for the name of the city of Hangzhou? 24.93.190.134 12:49, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Can an additional definition be an abbreviation for the name of the city of Hangzhou? 71.66.97.228 16:44, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

Sure. It's even a formal medieval form of the name, when the -zhou was treated as an actual Zhou. — LlywelynII 06:39, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Mandarin readings[edit]

Can it be explained in which contexts the two different Mandarin readings are used? 71.66.97.228 16:44, 14 September 2012 (UTC)

That would be very helpful, yes. I assume Hang is used for the city and crossing definitions, but Kang might be an early variant reading. — LlywelynII 06:39, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Pinyin capitalization[edit]

There are lower-case and upper-case definitions here and the box should give them. An editor has been disagreeing on that point, but we're providing the pinyin romanizations of these terms and not just IPA pronunciations, regardless of the section name.

If there's some (incorrect) consensus to only provide one form of the pinyin (either capped or not), the default should be the capitalized form and not the lower-case. The lower-case definitions are all obsolete. — LlywelynII 06:39, 31 July 2016 (UTC)