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Mandarin pronunciations[edit]

Can it be added in which cases the two Mandarin pronunciations are used? 04:52, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Etymology - is the current version correct?[edit]

My copy of Read Japanese Today by Len Walsh (p. 123) claims that the character depicts a flame below earth. I'm not an expert but the upper part of the character look like the character 'earth' to me. Does anyone have any comment? cheers Double Happiness 17:05, 3 October 2010 (UTC)