The structuring is primarily conducted according to the territorial distribution of the language and diachronically in accordance with the thesis that the Middle Chinese language is a common point of origin for varieties of modern Chinese.
What does MC stand for?
MC stands for Middle Chinese (language of around 600AD)
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We have 266 other meanings of MC in our Acronym Attic
- Micro Cell
- Micro Channel
- Microelectronic Circuits
- Microphone Checker
- Microphone Control
- Microphone Controller
- Midcourse Correction
Samples in periodicals archive:
pk (or p) n'w(p')[ and cw [beta] rp' ** may be Chinese names consisting of a monosyllabic family name (perhaps bai [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and zhou [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Late Middle Chinese pfia:jk and t[section]iw respectively (36)) and a two-syllable personal name.
The special phonological features of the underlying transcriptional language, the archaic northeastern Middle Chinese dialect once spoken in Korea, are also analyzed.
In reproducing Pulleyblank's Middle Chinese reconstructions for [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT] and [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII TEXT], W (p.
In Middle Chinese it hardened to *d- in what I call Type A syllables (those without medial yod in Karlgren's system) and palatalized to *j- in Type B syllables (those with yod in Karlgren's system).
To add to the irony in the present context, in his Old Chinese reconstruction Li, who is spared the opprobrious label "Karlgrenian" by my two critics, adopted Karlgren's Middle Chinese reconstruction essentially unchanged, brushing aside without discussion criticisms and modifications that had been proposed not only by myself but by scholars such as Maspero, Arisaka, Lu Zhiwei, Nagel, and others.
137) and elsewhere with Middle Chinese fap 'method, law' ([greater than] Uyg.
In the Fujian dialects, Jerry Norman (1976) discovered that some features of the language did not go back to Middle Chinese cognates and postulated a substratum language from the Austroasiatic family.