From: Clark Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Nov 29 2004 - 15:06:42 CST
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:13:51 -0500, Flarn <email@example.com> wrote:
> What's an ideograph?
An ideograph (aka ideogram) is (from www.m-w.com):
"a picture or symbol used in a system of writing to represent a thing
or an idea but not a particular word or phrase for it"
> Also, what's a radical?
A radical is, in the set of Han characters, a symbol that occurs as
part of other ideographic characters that often serves to show common
meaning or history to the character. In many ways, radicals are to Han
characters as Greek and Latin roots are to English words.
for instance, in Japanese, the character 妊 (U+598A) means "pregnant",
and contains, as a radical the character 女(U+5973), which means
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