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It is not at all easy, for example, to make sense of his theory of "dimidiation" either as presented in the article, "Proleptical Remarks on the Evolution of Archaic Chinese" (1937), which uses the terms "phoneme" and "semanteme" in undefined, idiosyncratic ways that do not correspond to common linguistic usage, or in Honey's summary on p.
Boodberg, "Some Proleptical Remarks on the Evolution of Archaic Chinese," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 2 (1937): 329-72, esp.
4 See Boodberg, "Some Proleptical Remarks on the Evolution of Archaic Chinese," Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 2 (1937): 329-72.