2018-12-30 22:35 -0200. Tags: lang, in-english
This post collects some links to resources about Old Chinese I have found on the web. Maybe I will move these to a page of their own, as soon as I figure out how I want to organize the non-blog parts of this website.
- NativLang: What "Ancient" Chinese Sounded Like - and how we know. The video is mostly about Middle Chinese reconstruction, but gives a nice overview of what reconstruction of older stages of Chinese is all about.
- Ancient Voices, a YouTube channel with reading of poems in Old Chinese reconstructed pronunciation. (The reconstructions seem to be a version of Baxter-Sagart, given the abundance of /ˤ/s, but with a somewhat simplified notation.)
- The Sound of the Old Chinese Language (Numbers & The Book of Songs). The poem actually comes from the Ancient Voices channel, but is read in a faster, more natural pace; the /ˤ/s seem to be pronounced as /ʔ/, though.
- Sinitic historical phonology, video (and commentary on Language Log) with a single Chinese poem read in various reconstructed stages of the language, as well as in modern Mandarin. Unlike the above videos, the Old Chinese pronunciations sound really awkward, but the video is interesting for the variety of language stages represented.
- William Baxter. A Handbook of Old Chinese Phonology. 1992.
- William Baxter, Laurent Sagart. Old Chinese: A New Reconstruction. 2014.
Summer School in Old Chinese Phonology, 2007
These are videos of a 3-day workshop with presentations by Baxter and Sagart.
- The Baxter-Sagart System of Old Chinese Reconstruction 2007-07-02 (mp4)
- Old Chinese Word Structure 2007-07-02 (mp4)
- Onsets 2007-07-03 (mp4)
- Finals 2007-07-03 (mp4)
- Lines of Evidence 2007-07-04 (mp4)
- Sino-Tibetan and Beyond 2007-07-04 (mp4)
- Recent Advances in Old Chinese Historical Phonology, 2015 (playlist).
- Recent Advances in Tangut Studies, 2017 (playlist).