Talk:奠

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Glyph origin[edit]

The explanation for this character was previously:

Ideogrammic compound (會意): 酋 (“wine”) + 丌 (“table”).

I changed it to this:

Pictogram (象形); derived from the pictogram of a wine cup placed on a table. The upper component representing a wine cup evolved from in Oracle Bone Script into in Small Seal Script, with the two dots () above the component representing overflowing wine. The lower component representing a table evolved from (a simple line) in Oracle Bone script into (a table with two legs) in Small Seal script. The component later evolved into in the process of the alteration of Clerical script forms known as 隸變.

I'm basing the change primarily on my reading of the 《汉字源流字典》 第1489页. I can't really understand 《古文字诂林》 第3072页. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 10:10, 21 February 2018 (UTC)