March 12th, 2011

greek

Windows XP Chinese IME help?

This question strikes me as a little tech-supporty for this community, but hopefully it's within the rules...

Can anyone explain to me how to input ü (as in nü3ren2) using the Chinese IME on Windows XP? I've tried everything I can think of. Any help would be appreciated.

ETA: I figured it out! I'm amazed I never realized typing "v" works in all my mad rambling through the keyboard.
minoan parisienne knossos 1400BC

"no sweat" in Mandarin?

I'm an actor, and I'm currently playing Maxine in Tennessee William's Night of the Iguana. In one speech, (and I'm quoting from the published script, so please don't blame me for the racial inferences), the text reads:

"The Chinaman in the kitchen says "no sweat" -- "no sweat." He says that's all his philosophy, all the Chinese philosophy in two words "Mei you Guanchi" -- which is Chinese for "no sweat"..."

So, I'm guessing the 'Chinese' referred to might be Mandarin, and I believe I've heard something in the distant ballpark of "mei ganszhi" used in a way that might mean something like 'no sweat'...but really, I'm clueless and could use some guidance.

Anyone? Is there a slang/vernacular expression that means 'no sweat' that's in this ballpark, and if so, how do you pronounce it?

Thanks!

So there I was, minding my own business and reading Hellenisteukontos...

(specifically, http://hellenisteukontos.blogspot.com/2011/03/declension-of-ionic-forward-to-modern.html) when I stumbled across:
So sometimes Puristic went back to Early Modern Greek (futures in θέλω + Infinitive)
and now I have to know, urgently, whether the English "will+infinitive" future is convergent evolution, a borrowed construct, or a coincidence.