What can we learn from 3K Poetry?

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Re: What can we learn from 3K Poetry?

Unread postby Fornadan » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:04 pm

Sun Fin wrote:...
2) 'Heaven' was often referred to in a spiritual sense but whenever the sky was mentioned it was 'heavens' - notice the small 'h' and the plural!

There's no capitalization in Chinese characters though, and not really a plural in Classical Chinese. So I wonder if that distinction is one made by the translator rather than the poet.
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Re: What can we learn from 3K Poetry?

Unread postby Sun Fin » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:17 pm

Interesting! I wonder if both translations use the same character!

What I'd love to get a hold on is syntax - poetry isn't the right area to help with an understanding of speech sentence construction though!
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