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Shifty Characters

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A given character written in each calligraphy script may have (and usually does) different forms and stroke order, though the stroke order is less rigid in

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心弾めば、筆踊る: 書道 研究会にて

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Kanji: 山

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A 山 írásjegy hangzása, valamint másodlagos jelentései sok szállal kapcsolódnak az ősi kínai mítoszokhoz. Az “Egyszerű írásjegyek magyarázata és összetett

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Kanji: 字

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字 is composed of two characters, 子 (し, shi, “child”) and 宀 (べん, ben, i.e. “roof” radical, found in Chinese characters). 宀 in the character 字 symbolizes a

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The Tale of Nushu

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Nushu characters are not of a semantic nature. They have phonetic relevance to the local Chengguan dialect (城關土話, pinyin: Chéngguān tǔhuà), which is why

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