Evidence of 嘅 and 唔 as bona-fide characters?

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Evidence of 嘅 and 唔 as bona-fide characters?

Postby Mark Yong » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:52 am

I was browsing through Taiwan 三民 edition of the 三字經 recently, and noticed something:

On one of the first few pages of the book is a photograph of a very old issue of the text. What caught my attention is that it glossed the following characters:

之 - 嘅
不 - 唔


Could this lend support that and are not recently-coined characters from Hong Kong for the possessive gei and negative ng, but are actual words from antiquity?

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