Talk:杉

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Mandarin readings[edit]

Can it be added in which contexts the two different Mandarin readings are used? 24.29.228.33 06:25, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Simpl. or trad.?[edit]

Can it be added whether this character is simplified, traditional, or both? 24.29.228.33 06:25, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

Without any proof or reference, just by looking at a cedar tree and its leaves, I claim that this is an ideographic character. The radicals are tree and hair . Hairy tree. Tree with hair. Have a look at some pictures of cedar leaves [1] [2] [3] [4]. Who would disagree? However, how much proof is needed in order to put in an etymology section on this page? I mean - the character is not a phonogram, is it?


  1. ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0104pic_blatt_gr.jpg
  2. ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0105pic_blatt_gr.jpg
  3. ^ http://www.baumkunde.de/pics/gr/0106pic_blatt_gr.jpg
  4. ^ http://heike-und-thilo.schottelius.net/bilder/natur/ZederBlatt.JPG

--188.97.224.27 18:40, 20 January 2010 (UTC)