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Re: Book Suggestions?

Postby formiko » Sun 03 Jan 2010 7:14 am

Sobekhotep wrote:
formiko wrote:it's ngàyīn, whatever tooth smoke means Image

Doesn't <牙> mean something more like "tusk" or "fang"? I learned <齒> as "tooth".

I think technically the 2 syllable 牙齿 is tooth (yáchǐ). What's the radical for <齒>? I've never even SEEN that character before!
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Re: Book Suggestions?

Postby kaenif » Sun 03 Jan 2010 12:16 pm

formiko wrote:
Sobekhotep wrote:
formiko wrote:it's ngàyīn, whatever tooth smoke means Image

Doesn't <牙> mean something more like "tusk" or "fang"? I learned <齒> as "tooth".

I think technically the 2 syllable 牙齿 is tooth (yáchǐ). What's the radical for <齒>? I've never even SEEN that character before!

齒 has its own radical.
牙煙 is just a phonetic "spelling", while 崖广 cliff hut (and 广 is a different char from simp. 廣) is the original (but obsolete) word for dangerous.
Can you recognise this character?
Nope, it's not shāng. It is a 囧 with a hat which 囧ed its chin off!
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Re: Book Suggestions?

Postby Sobekhotep » Tue 05 Jan 2010 12:50 am

formiko wrote:I think technically the 2 syllable 牙齿 is tooth (yáchǐ).

Well, yeah, that's the word for "tooth". I was talking about on the morphemic level.

formiko wrote:What's the radical for <齒>? I've never even SEEN that character before!

<齿> is the simplified version of <齒>. Since I study Japanese kanji & Korean hanja I learned <歯> & <齒> instead of <齿>.
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