Monthly Archives: July 2016

A New Novel

Here’s a scenario. The Earth is finally advanced enough to discover and arrive at a planet with an advanced civilization whose average IQ is 70, good enough to develop their own natural language but not quite enough to handle high … Continue reading

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Another Attempt At Rhythmic Mapping

Previously, I talked about a very simple one-to-one mapping between Chinese characters and English meters for the purpose of rendering Song contractual lyrics in English. While the most natural length for a poetic verse is a heptacharacter in Tang poetry, … Continue reading

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Rhythmic Mapping For Song Contractual Lyrics

I talked about character-meter mapping in Tang poetry translations at this post (https://chineselyricpoetry.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/the-road-to-english/) as well as why it is much more difficult to translate Song contractual lyrics at this other post (https://chineselyricpoetry.wordpress.com/2016/04/24/song-contractual-lyrics/). Now, we want to consider character-meter mapping in … Continue reading

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That Jurchen Girl

I am sorry that I must finish my joke about Xin, Qi-ji (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xin_Qiji), with this one last post. For those of you who want to argue that he was permanently impotent, I can only say that you should turn your … Continue reading

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