Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.
slithytove

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Drunk or dizzy

Sheila Williams at Asimov's is buying my short story, "Bullet Dance."  Yay!

How I feel about this:

Dance like a bear

Special thanks to the Nameless Crit Group of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area who read it and offered valuable suggestions, including filomancer, oracne, mroctober, pointoforigin, and Ricardo-who-doesn't-have-an-LJ-that-I-know-of.





SUI

yo(u)

meaning: drunk, dizzy

陶酔 == tousui == (noun) intoxication
酔っ払う ==  yopparai == (noun) drunkard




Left radical is 'wine jar/alcohol' (酒). The original right radical meant 'finish', and the character as a whole meant something like 'finish off a bottle of wine', i.e., become drunk. In Japanese, it has acquired a broader meaning of 'drunk-like' states, such as dizziness. Henshall suggests taking the current right radicals as 'nine' (九) and 'ten' (十), and as a mnemonic: 'Drunk and dizzy after nineteen wine jars.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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