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Re: T[s]agantegia, Shanxia/Tianzhenosaurus questions
> Some old books differentiate those by writing "Shansi" and "Shaansi",
> but I can never recall which is which ...
The first is where *Shanxia* is from.
Doubling vowels to indicate the third tone (you will often see "Shaanxi") is a
convention borrowed from an older transcription for Chinese
(http://www.pinyin.info/romanization/gwoyeu_romatzyh/spelling.html) which never
really caught on because it was far more complicated and irregular than
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