Talk:Min Chinese

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Min languages[edit]

The Min language articles for some reason all capitalize the word "Language". I therefore moved them. I chose to follow Min Bei and move them to Min Nan, etc., but it would be just as appropriate to move them to Northern Min, Southern Min, etc. I leave that to further discussion, but many of the existing titles violated the MOS. kwami (talk) 21:52, 20 September 2008 (UTC)


Ancient Chinese[edit]

The Chinese version of this article only refers to "Gu Hanyu" which is a general archaic version of modern Han Chinese. I have it on good authority from native professors that the Chinese make no distinction known as "Middle Chinese" or "Old Chinese". Nor was it specified to my knowledge in the original article at the time that Minyu is affected by both individually. If someone who is an expert on the subject could explain this to me I'd be much obliged. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Knowledge Incarnate (talkcontribs) 00:56, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

History Part[edit]

I added a history section.

I deleted a part stating it's hard to find characters for Min because it's not directly descended from Middle Chinese.

Chinese characters are not invented or solely associated with Middle Chinese. The characters were well established as in oracle bones, Shi Jing and Chu Ci which are all Old Chinese or Old Old Chinese. So not being Middle Chinese descendant is not a reason why it is hard to find corresponding characters.

This is why I added history section to clear things.--Tricia Takanawa (talk) 23:16, 2 August 2010 (UTC)