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Postby M. Henri Day » Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:55 am

Spiff wrote:... I just returned from a well deserved holiday on the planet Zork and am eager to try it all out.

Did it work for you ?...

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曾记否,到中流击水,浪遏飞舟?

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Postby Spiff » Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:14 am

If you refer to the holiday, yes, it was very nice, thank you.

Also, I see things on my screen now that are just as unintelligible as squares, but at least there's more variation in them.
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Postby Apoclima » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:34 am

Squirming Squares, Sir Spiffster?

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Postby Spiff » Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:57 am

Cute Kanji, I'd say, Lord Apositran.
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:18 am

This is my favorite kanji: 風. It means wind and is pronounced kaze in Japanese. I think it's so cute, there's a bug inside being blown away by the outer thingie, which represents air in movement.

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Postby anders » Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:26 am

My explanations is, that the insect is blown into the sail of a ship (the enclosure), and can't escape.

The kaze immediately reminds me of the kamikaze (divine wind) pilots of WWII, Chinese shen2feng1 神風; 神风 in simplified characters. (They don't seem to include kami/shén with the 示 form of the radical in any font I can copy.)
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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:27 am

My explanations is, that the insect is blown into the sail of a ship (the enclosure), and can't escape.

That's better than mine.

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Postby Flaminius » Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:29 pm

How about this? 神

A bowl of offering and lightening...

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Postby anders » Thu Apr 21, 2005 5:25 am

Yes, that was the one I referred to. Mysterious workings here: I copied it to a Word document. Worked OK. Word recognizes the font as PMingLiU - but I can't write it, because it isn't in my PMingLiU! Well, I haven't looked through all my fonts yet...

I have, of course, to disagree with you as well. :mrgreen:

A bowl of offering and lightening...

The phonetic is a calender sign, not lightning (which is 电 or 電). Karlgren guesses from earlier forms meanings like stretch, extend, prolong etc.

On the radical
Karlgren wrote:The graph possibly designs the stalks used in divination, laid out in different patterns?


Cecilia Lingqvist quotes, in addition to B.K., meanings like "a stone altar for sacrifices" or "a commemorative plaque, inscribed with the names of forefathers." My teacher (and Nelson's dictionary: shimesu) say simply "showing".

To remember it, I regard it as a sacrificial table. :P
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