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CountabilityEdit

> Re: /* Noun */ - I wanted to dispute the countability of this noun based on my current understanding of Chinese see discussion

My current understanding is that 'Qi' is used in English only to refer to the 'spirit/life force' meaning of Qi in Mandarin. Based on an English interpretation as life force I saw no immediate reason it should be countable.

However I can find counterexamples in on the web:

ref "http://taijionmaui.com/2010/05/04/qigong-lesson-4-discerning-two-qis/" - "Discerning Two Qis" [only match is title]

ref "http://www.iching123.com/31_text.htm" - "The tender one ascends and the rigid one descends; two Qis (氣,an invisible power circulating within the human body and the world) have telepathy and then communicate with each other (or commit to each other). "


I'm curious also as to what the behavior is in original Mandarin..