Why 肉 is written like 月?

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Why 肉 is written like 月?

Post by Aga » Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:27 pm

Nimen hao!
I'm a student of sinology
our professor told us to explore 214 radicaks...
But I have a problem with 月 because I don't know why in some cases 肉 is written like 月?
The only thing I know that it doesn't have any etymological ground.
Could anybody answer me?
Thank You for your help!
Aga
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Re: Why 肉 is written like 月?

Post by Dylan Sung » Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:27 am

The simplified rou/meat radical actually differs slightly to the yue/moon character. The rou/meat simplified radical has two slightly slanted dots instead of two horizontal lineow. However, it doens't always show clearly. Why? dunno.

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Post by freesDream » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:13 pm

肉and月是different的两个字(词),只是看起来like. :D
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Post by feethead » Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:55 am

:) you just met a bad writer ,that's my answer for you. LOL A bad writer like me possibly write down that confusing character trouble of you. As for me,"Meat" can be writed as other words just the word "内"/"inside"/"nei" .

i think my explaination can help you
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Post by Alex_rcpilot » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:22 am

You're only half way on your complete understanding 'bout written Chinese when've you got rid of all computerized fonts. People don't write the way characters appear on standard screen. We write fast and so the standard fonts deform. Maybe you can grab a Chinese guy's note book and try to figure what those things are. lol! You'll find it interesting. And don't forget to take a look at his face. Bad handwriters don't look so pround when you stare at stuff he's written. :D
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Post by minghuan » Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:38 pm

在古代,月是一个多音字,它的另一个音念:rou4.和肉一样。
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It maight be helpful

Post by Chap » Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:12 am

The oracle-bone inscription word of "肉"
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The oracle-bone inscription word of "月"
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Post by viola125 » Mon May 21, 2007 6:35 am

in my opinion, they are so different.
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Post by milse » Thu May 31, 2007 12:10 pm

In simplified chinese the meat radical is the same as the moon character. Why? I like minghuan's explanation the best. Did you understand it? Though you probably have found this answer already. It's been, what, three years?
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Post by 三线邪恶米 » Thu May 31, 2007 3:22 pm

一点都不象!
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Re: Why 肉 is written like 月?

Post by xiaobai0910 » Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:17 am

Aga wrote:Nimen hao!
I'm a student of sinology
our professor told us to explore 214 radicaks...
But I have a problem with 月 because I don't know why in some cases 肉 is written like 月?
The only thing I know that it doesn't have any etymological ground.
Could anybody answer me?
Thank You for your help!
Aga
chinese character is pictograph. when moon is not round, it like chinese 月.as meat(肉), it just like you put food in your mouth(口)
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Post by silenceshm » Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:05 am

I‘m a native Chinese.
in fact ,sometimes 月 has some meaning of 肉 ,when it is as a part a word ,such as 膑、脍etc. but the time 月 means MOON ,they have no etymological ground.
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