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Re: SAPE Proceedings: papers of mass distraction



Quoting David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>:

>       In Chinese it's usually very easy to tell which is which -- with the 
> exceptions of Ouyang and Sima, (almost?) all surnames have one syllable; most
> personal names have two.

There are a few more disyllabic surnames; we have a phonology professor whose 
surname is Duanmu.

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan