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1 " Brightening " and the place of Xixia ( Tangut ) in the Qiangic branch of Tibeto-Burman

@inproceedings{Matisoff20041B,
  title={1 " Brightening " and the place of Xixia ( Tangut ) in the Qiangic branch of Tibeto-Burman},
  author={James A. Matisoff},
  year={2004}
}
A very large percentage of the 6000+ characters have been semantically deciphered and phonologically reconstructed, thanks to a Xixia/Chinese glossary, Tibetan transcriptions, and monolingual Xixia dictionaries and rhyme-books. The f«anqi\e method of indicating the pronunciation of Xixia characters was used both via other Xixia characters (in the monolingual dictionaries) and via Chinese characters (in the bilingual glossary Pearl in the Palm, where Chinese characters are also glossed by one or… 

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