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Re^3: Croaking and Carping

by halley (Prior)
on Oct 08, 2005 at 01:24 UTC ( #498344=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Croaking and Carping
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Hm, not that I see. Japanese characters are the same as Chinese characters in most cases, but maybe there's a difference. The Japanese kanji for marriage (tie, conclude) is a combination of a thread-spool, a soldier, and a mouth. Kind of like "tie the knot." The mouth component is a box, but it's not surrounding the soldier. No woman component is explicitly included.

Though if you take the soldier out and put in a roof, you get the symbol for "pay." Maybe there's something to be said for that.

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Re^4: Croaking and Carping
by Duco (Sexton) on Oct 14, 2005 at 23:32 UTC
    OK, I did a little more research on this, using babelfish.

    I believe this is the symbol in question:

    And this is woman, which certainly appears to the left side of the marriage symbol, squooshed up:
    I can only assume that the stick figure in the box is the man.

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