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    The so-called "Taiwanese Han-ji edition" was published late to 1996....

    In 1916, Rev. Thomas Barclay (1874-1935) published the New Testament Taiwanese Romanization (Peh-oe-ji) and then the Old Testament in 1933. This version of the Bible has been used in Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Taiwan as well as overseas. The so-called "Taiwanese Han-ji edition" of the Bible was published late to 1996 with replacement of the Romanization only. The lexis and syntax remain the same. Many lexical items in the Bible translation are the Amoy dialect or liturgical register which are not familiar to the present-day Taiwanese. Using computer-aided segmentation supplemented by manual segmentation, I found 112,964 word tokens with 12,941 word types in this corpus. I also collected a second corpus with 92,539 word tokens and 12,969 word types consisting of the short stories of Tan5 Lui5 and Tan5 Beng5-jin5 written in the 1990's.

    In the above passage, what does late to 1996 mean?
    Last edited by sitifan; 29-Jun-2016 at 18:26.
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: The so-called "Taiwanese Han-ji edition" was published late to 1996....

    I think the author meant to write late in 1996.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The so-called "Taiwanese Han-ji edition" was published late to 1996....

    I checked the abstract and the writer does not appear to be a native speaker, so there will be some things that may not sound completely natural.

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