Talk:越

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Additional Mandarin definition[edit]

If 越南 means "south of the Yue (peoples)," shouldn't another definition of 越 be "Yue (peoples)"? 24.93.170.200 21:53, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

No, because compounds only mean something when each word is put together. If it's just a word from a compound alone, it just means what it means. It's putting certain words together that will make another word. If that were true, we'd have to go change all the words that make up compounds so that they can define their compounds. It'd be way too many. Bribes 07:04, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I don't think that is a correct interpretation. I believe that, on its own, this term may also mean "Yue (peoples)." 24.29.228.33 06:32, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Middle Chinese and Old Chinese[edit]

Need Middle Chinese and (if possible) Old Chinese pronunciation. Are there sources giving Old Chinese pronunciations? 24.29.228.33 20:39, 4 July 2008 (UTC)

Is the (reconstructed) Middle Chinese reading *hiuæt, as Unihan gives? Can we add such Unihan data to any character entry, if it's given in the Unihan links we have for each character entry? 24.29.228.33 20:46, 4 July 2008 (UTC)