An interesting Chinese radical

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An interesting Chinese radical

Postby Christina99 » Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:20 pm

The meaning of the Chinese character “阜” is “mound”. In early times, it was written like “山”. Many Chinese characters related to mountains have the radical “山”or “阜”. When “阜” is a radical, it is generally on the left side. For example, in the characters “阴” (the north side of the mountain) and “阳” (the south side of the mountain), the radical on the left is actually “阜”; it was only after the zhuan style evolved into lishu that “阜” became what it is today, that is, “阝”. Now, this radical is called “左耳刀” (an ear on the left).
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Re: An interesting Chinese radical

Postby ken tao » Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:03 am

:| If you put a hill山 across a hill山 you get the character go there出. The ideogram indicates find a way into the valley between?!

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Re: An interesting Chinese radical

Postby xizihupan » Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:37 am

ken tao wrote::| If you put a hill山 across a hill山 you get the character go there出. The ideogram indicates find a way into the valley between?!

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no,not that mean.in Chinese ancient dictionary "说文解字”,The ideogram indicates a sapling sprout up soil,you can draw it,and image,that is a symbol。


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