See also - the Kuei-Jin Mage Lexicon
See also - the Kuei-Jin Wraith Lexicon
And the Kuei-Jin Disciplines Page
Chinese is a beautiful, musical language, and while the grammar itself isn't that difficult (if you can get used to no tenses), pronunciation is. In Mandarin Chinese (Gúo Yû) there are 4 tones (5, actually, if you count the no-tone). These tones are:
Yes & No
There are no true words in Chinese for "yes" and "no." The closest you can get is Shì and Bú Shì, which literally mean "is" and "is not". However, of all the ways to express agreement/disagreement, these two are the least commonly used. Rather, the Chinese will restate the questioner's original interrogative verb, modifying it either for assent or dissent. For example, if someone were to ask you, "Do you have a car?" you would respond "Have" if you do and "Not Have" if you don't. Below are the most commonly asked yes/no verbs and the typical response to each:
"..., Yôu Mèi Yôu?" - Do you have or not? Yes - Yôu. No - Mèi Yôu.
"..., Hùi Bú Hùi?" - Can or can't? Yes - Hùi. No - Bú Hùi.
"..., Dùi Bú Dùi?" - Right or wrong? Yes - Dùi. No - Bú Dùi.
"..., Kê Bù Kê Yí?" - May or may not? Yes - Kê Yí. No - Bù Kê Yí.
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