Having started summer vacation, I brought my kids up to Jilin to see the relatives for a couple weeks. I skipped down to Beijing for a couple days to meet up with Victor Mair, David Moser, Joel Martinsen, Brendan O’Kane, and Syz. On the way back I had to switch trains in Changchun. I found a cell phone charger and while I was waiting for it to charge, a guy came up and stood near me. I glanced at his t-shirt and was very surprised at what I saw.
On his t-shirt was Manchu script being used in the same way that you might find English or other western script (and maybe even more unintelligibly):
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you shouldve asked him where he got it
I meant to mention that, but I guess I forgot. He said he got it in a shop in 榆树 (yúshù), which is northwest of Changchun (it’s the county seat of Yushu county, in Changchun prefecture).
I’m working on a documentary on Manchu language. Would you mind sending me an email so we could communicate more? I’d love to chat with you about some of your observations.
I have a quick question (more like a need for assistance in translation) for the Manchu language I was hoping you could help me out.
Please email me if you have time, I would greatly appreciate your help!