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Demonic_Duck
On 11/28/2020 at 12:59 AM, TaxiAsh said:

found another one, same site

 

https://youtu.be/dqaihEaa__I

 

That's really interesting, I never clocked that 1999 is parsed as 19·99 when applying sandhi.

 

Note, however, that 1998 is still yī jiú jiǔ bā, because the rule disallowing two consecutive third tones takes precedence over everything else. The first 九 in 1999 is only allowed to reclaim its third tone because the second one is already sandhi-ed.

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7 hours ago, Demonic_Duck said:

That's really interesting, I never clocked that 1999 is parsed as 19·99 when applying sandhi.

 

Note, however, that 1998 is still yī jiú jiǔ bā, because the rule disallowing two consecutive third tones takes precedence over everything else. The first 九 in 1999 is only allowed to reclaim its third tone because the second one is already sandhi-ed.

 

For others to save time, this link is time linked to the part in question... https://youtu.be/dqaihEaa__I?t=364

 

Yes, although these kinds of technicalities are above what I'm learning, I like to try and learn things correctly from the start 🤣

 

I thought dates were simply the 4 digits in a row, I didn't know they were 'split' like this. Shame the free lesson runs out, as I would have liked to watch all of this one!

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