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The Vocabulary Research of ChunQiu Jing Zhuan JiJie

Author ZhouZuo
Tutor FangYiXin
School Zhejiang University
Course Chinese Philology
Keywords duzhu vocabulary annotation language middle ancient Chinese
CLC H131
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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ChunOiuJingZhuanJiJie, written by DuYu. is the oldest complete version of the annotation of ZuoZhuan which completed between A.D.280 and A.D.284. The vocabulary of the book, including approximate 14.7 thousand words, reflect the basic characteristics of Middle Ancient Chinese. In addition, it also contains a number of oral words and special terms which worth our concern.This essay make a preliminary investigation and analysis about the vocabulary of ChunOiuJingZhuanJiJie. The first chapter explains the significance of this topic and presents the main conditions of the book. The second chapter analyzes the characteristic of the words and phrases, and presents the study value in the influence to the dictionary’s compiling. The third chapter mainly makes annotation and explanations on 64 words which were seen as the emergence of new. Some are not smooth in writing and obscure in meaning while some are common in writing and different in meaning. The fourth chapter takes a monographic study on the two-tone word, and puts emphasis on the rules of two-tone word’s word-building.The study of the words and phrases of ChunOiuJingZhuanJiJie. embodies the particularity and importance of annotation language, and promote the development of the research in middle ancient Chinese.

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