Re: 4701

From: Thomas Chan (tc31@cornell.edu)
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 15:39:07 EST

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    On Sat, 1 Feb 2003, Michael Everson wrote:

    > At 10:19 -0800 2003-02-01, Eric Muller wrote:
    > >Michael Everson wrote:
    > >>Happy New Year of the YŠng to everybody! (I can't work out whether
    > >>it's the Year of the Sheep, the Goat, or the Ram.)
    > >
    > >Ram.
    >
    > europe.cnn.com (which I was looking at for other, sadder reasons),
    > says Goat. My local Superquinn's (large grocery chain) has had signs
    > on all the Chinese food for weeks which says Ram. My Chinese
    > dictionary says Sheep.

    And the website of the Pearl River (www.pearlriver.com) department store
    in New York City says "lamb"! unihan.txt says that U+7F8A is
    "sheep, goat; KangXi radical 123". On Google, "year of the goat" has the
    lead.

    And it is 4701 or 4700?--the only thing that is certain is that it is the
    guiwei year of the sixty-year "cycle of Cathay".

    Thomas Chan
    tc31@cornell.edu



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