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Needs Classical Chinese[edit]

Needs Classical Chinese reading. 04:15, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

Glyph origin[edit]

@Geographyinitiative Could you please justify the referring to the entering tone in Glyph origin section? Thanks. Dokurrat (talk) 11:09, 22 March 2018 (UTC)

@Dokurrat Here's my thought process: the 必 component in 瑟 is a phonetic component representing a feature in the pronunciation of 瑟-- and that phonetic feature has evolved into what is now the entering tone in Cantonese. If you think that this information isn't relevant to glyph origin, then I guess delete it. Based on my limited understanding~ --Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:31, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
@Geographyinitiative: Umhmm, I don't see how is that info related to the glyph origin of 瑟. Dokurrat (talk) 11:36, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
@Dokurrat I'm imagining that the similarity in pronunciation between 必 and 瑟 was involved when the first person chose the 必 component to be part of the character 瑟. That similarity in pronuncation, which seems to me to be totally lost in Mandarin, remains in tact as the entering tone in Cantonese, which is the reason I mentioned it in the glyph origin. That's basically what I'm thinking. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 12:09, 22 March 2018 (UTC)
@Geographyinitiative: We don't need to mention it since the entering tone is lost in Mandarin for all characters anyway. I don't see how this character is special. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 08:00, 28 March 2018 (UTC)