Talk:胡

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Needs Min Nan[edit]

Needs Min Nan pronunciation. 24.93.170.200 23:03, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

done. -- A-cai 08:40, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Translingual section[edit]

The third entry of translingual section says "name of a tribe in China" ... hmm it has historically refers rather peripheral ethnics, specially people outside of the western boundary, say Turkic, .... todays Uyghur, Kirghiz or whatsoever? Or they are still considered "tribe in China"?? --Aphaia 07:39, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

I have adjusted the wording to more accurately reflect the intended meaning. -- A-cai 11:36, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

Traditional versions[edit]

Can the two traditional versions be explained? These don't seem to be used for the traditional use of the surname, so it's very confusing. How/when are they used? 24.93.170.200 08:34, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Take a look at the Mandarin section now. Please let me know if the arrangement answers your question. If you're still confused, I would like to know that as well. Perhaps we can talk it through, and adjust the entry as necessary. -- A-cai 11:25, 14 November 2007 (UTC)

It looks much more clear now. 24.93.170.200 01:35, 15 November 2007 (UTC)

Radical[edit]

Can it be explained why the radical is , but is not part of the character? 24.93.170.200 09:16, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

When is used as a radical on the left or right side of a compound character, it looks like . -- A-cai 12:57, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Is this quirk explained anywhere in Wikipedia? Perhaps it should be explained in the Chinese radical index, in a brief parenthetical explanation (saying "or combining as," or something similar). That will solve a lot of head-scratching among Chinese learners using our resource. Thanks. 24.93.170.200 21:02, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Here's a link to the actual combiniation form, it won't display in most standard fonts: http://www.unicode.org/cgi-bin/GetUnihanData.pl?codepoint=2EBC. -- A-cai 22:50, 3 December 2007 (UTC)