汉字图解字典 (А Graphiс Сompendium of Chinese Characters) PDF
The earliest Chinese characters had been pictograms, and modern characters stay inside the logographic framework. Thus, the important thing to mastering the Chinese language lies within the recognition of Chinese characters, simply as phonics is the important thing to studying languages that make use of an alphabetic writing system.By the fascinating evaluation and dissection of Chinese characters, A Graphic Dictionary of Chinese Characters reveals the wonders within the building of these characters, in addition to the a number of layers of meanings and historical past embedded in them. A Graphic Dictionary of Chinese Characters will help in making the educating and studying of the Chinese language extra participating and attention-grabbing. It is going to additionally go a way in dispelling the generally held view that Chinese characters are tough to learn, write and memorize.
A Graphic Dictionary of Chinese Characters transcends the traditional features of a dictionary; it’s, concurrently, additionally a thesaurus, a textual content on linguistics and a reference e-book for calligraphy. It’s a distinctive and pioneering compendium within the following features:
The 5000-odd characters collected on this dictionary are cut up into 39 classes, with 4 associated characters grouped on every web page to kind discrete items. This inventive association permits for comparability and inference between associated characters, in addition to a selection between synonyms. It is going to facilitate a extra exact understanding and use of the Chinese language. Furthermore, the person will have the ability to discover characters even with out realizing their construction and pronunciation via associated characters. Moreover, the traditional phonetic (pin yin), character radical (bu shou), and stroke quantity (bi hua) indexes are included for the person’s comfort.
Pictograms based mostly on rigorous linguistic analysis are designed for all of the characters. Bridging kind and which means, the pictograms illuminate the characters’ connotations and help in understanding and studying them. The pictograms introduced right here kind essentially the most in depth assortment among the many dictionaries revealed up to now. They’re easy, standardized and correct in conveying the pictographic and symbolic traits of the characters.
Complementing the pictograms are illustrations of the evolution of characters; from historical oracle bone (jia gu wen), bronze vessel (jin wen) and seal (zhuan shu) scripts to modern clerical (li shu) and common (kai shu) scripts. By looking for the supply and tracing the event of characters, the illustrations will facilitate a deeper understanding of the characters’ kind, pronunciation and which means. As well as, the author contains authentic analysis on the shape and which means of modem simplified Chinese characters (jian ti zi).
The expository potential of phonetic radicals (sheng pang) is an oft unknown or uncared for facet of Chinese characters. Consequently, means of understanding the characters on the elementary degree is misplaced. In response, the author analyses these radicals intimately in order to elucidate the characters totally.
Amongst different causes, the grouping of some characters as ideo-phonograms (xing sheng zi) is now not related as a consequence of modifications in pronunciation with the passage of time. The author is decisive in grouping these extra precisely, as compound-ideograms (hui yi zi).
With reference to characters that up to now haven’t been satisfactorily analyzed, ideo—phonograms which have had their expository operate forgotten, and simplified characters that differ essentially from their conventional kind, the creator has put in important efforts in analyzing them, and reaching commendable outcomes. Amongst the reasons mentioned, some weren’t supposed within the course of of character building/ simplification, however, as in a piece of literature, it’s doable to generate new which means and understanding of an present character. That is an unconventional method to philology, however it entails many understanding points in explaining character which means. Furthermore, it’s going to assist in making the Chinese language extra systematic and simpler to show and be taught.
Below classical Chinese philological classification, greater than 85 p.c of Chinese characters are ideo-phonograms. That is opposite to the expressive nature of the Chinese language. In categorizing merely 53 p.c of characters as ideo-phonograms after in depth analysis, and in re—discovering a lot expository operate in phonetic radicals, the author seeks to realign Chinese philology with the true nature of the Chinese language.
The momentous activity of writing a dictionary, normally shared amongst a crew of students, is fully undertaken by one man. As well as, the author drew all of the ideograms and diagrams himself in order to realize an entire synthesis of textual content and imagery. This compendium is the fruit of ten years of labour. A Graphic Dictionary of Chinese Characters is each in depth in vary and materials, approachable and extremely readable. It is going to help college students within the understanding and studying of Chinese characters, and, thereby, recognize Chinese language, Chinese tradition and their origin. For lecturers and students, it will likely be a useful reference textual content.
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汉字图解字典 (А Graphiс Сompendium of Chinese Characters) PDF