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Why 肉 is written like 月?

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:27 pm
by Aga
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

Re: Why 肉 is written like 月?

Posted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:27 am
by Dylan Sung
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.

Dyl.

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:13 pm
by freesDream
肉and月是different的两个字(词),只是看起来like. :D

hehe

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:55 am
by feethead
:) 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

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:22 am
by Alex_rcpilot
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

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:16 pm
by Adencetardder

Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:38 pm
by minghuan
在古代,月是一个多音字,它的另一个音念:rou4.和肉一样。

It maight be helpful

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:12 am
by Chap
The oracle-bone inscription word of "肉"
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The oracle-bone inscription word of "月"
Image

Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 6:35 am
by viola125
in my opinion, they are so different.

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 12:10 pm
by milse
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?

Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 3:22 pm
by 三线邪恶米
一点都不象!

Re: Why 肉 is written like 月?

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:17 am
by xiaobai0910
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)
http://vipftp.eku.cc/vrw/sc/sctx/438587545698.jpg

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 4:05 am
by silenceshm
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.