Indo-Sinica

Historical and comparative linguistics started rather early in East and Mainland Southeast Asia, where a fledging Neogrammarian linguistics fruitfully cross-pollinated with sophisticated indigenous philology. It is uncontroversial, however, to declare the state of the field deeply unsatisfactory…
竊唯比較語言學之興也、於東亞並東南亞諸部國之語言尤早。音韻文字之賢撰述乎其先、Junggrammatiker之徒繼踵乎其後、砥礪琢磨、大輅椎輪、逾百年矣。然前源固遠、今流不昌、此間學者、不得不擱筆感嘆…