Why are the Min Nan readings given under the "Mandarin" heading? 22.214.171.124 23:50, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Fixed. 126.96.36.199 05:34, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
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- It's worth mentioning that single character terms are all derived from Old and Middle Chinese, which lacked parts of speech or cause significant problems defining in modern linguistics. Just one link for now Parts of Speech: Empirical and Theoretical Advances --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 06:59, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
- Rather, parts of speech definitely exist in Chinese but they are determined by individual usage in sentences or word components, only in combinations. Even then, various sources define the same terms in the same combinations as different PoS. The important thing is, which part of speech a Chinese character is has no impact, as there is no inflection. Rather than listing assumed PoS (many dictionaries don't define parts of speeches, so a Wiktionary editor has to make them up), it's easier to provide generic senses and examples of usage. See 個／个 (gè) as an example. --Anatoli T. (обсудить/вклад) 07:10, 19 August 2014 (UTC)