Grammar of the Chinese Language

Grammar of the Chinese Language

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... principle. There is one more Verb. which demands our careful attention. It is in general classed among the Expletives, and hence frequently either niisunderstood by young students, or not fully comprehendetl. This character is 'i El Not even Dr Williams has given its exact sense or an example of its combination, and not in any G=i-ammar, that has couie to my notice, has it been treated separately as a Verb. The student mu.-=t caref'uIl_v notice its position, as a transposition of the same character which it combines, gives it quite a different meaning. 'II is a Verb mPa.ning to desist, to stop, vhcn followed by a Note of tion it is chiefly found at the end of a sentence (see P. I. p. 107.) It expresses the same meaning when followed by gi Ha, as: ---'I i 'i, 'i B Er mi Stop, stop! 8:0. In this latter combination it often occurs at the cominenceinent of a sentence, expressing a warning &c. When, i fi is transposed and preceding 'i E4 it then iiieans anrl nothing else. In the latter sense 'i E is also preceded by other Explotives and frequently met with in the Classics. The Ad-verbs and their relative position. Certain Adverbs are onlv known from their position. others combine, with words answering to tlieEnglish Particle " ly," Whilst again others as Adverbs of Place, Time and Quantity can be recognized from their import. ' When a word precedes a Verb, it assumes the quality of an Adverb, Syn taw the written style. The Adverbs aml_thezTr relative position. Suffered not a little injury. This is a very common form of expressing' a rather serious affair. Our Adverbs righteously, badly, craftily &c. are in Chinese literature chiefly used as substantives, as: --(Kung i? more

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