Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
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Although I'm enjoying using NoteTab as a text editor, its spellchecker needs to get out more. I had to teach it that both 'picaresque' and 'limn' were legit English words.


Update on my cold: still present. Not much better.

Carry on.



SON
mago
meaning: descendants, grandchildren
子孫 == shison == descendants
孫娘 == magomusume == granddaughter


Originally a pictograph of 'child', (子) and a 'short thread', indicating a very small child, i.e., grandchild. The 'short thread' was eventually replaced with the radical for 'joined threads/lineage' (糸) Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Descendants are grandchildren in thread-like lineage.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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