The Language of Chinese Buddhism from the Perspective of Chinese Historical Linguistics

Greetings, All:

This post is in response to a question I was unable to answer asked several years ago, I believe, by @LXDNR. The question was in regards to some statement I made about the effects of “Buddhist Hybrid Chinese” on modern Chinese, syntactically, grammatically, and in terms of its lexicon.

I just came across this article:

The_language_of_Chinese_Buddhism_From_th.pdf (18.1 MB)

which speaks to this point, though I see that @LXDNR is now no longer a member of the group. I upload it in any case for anyone else who may be interested.


I guess one good turn deserves another…