迴響

ㄏㄨㄟˊㄒㄧㄤˇ huí xiǎng to reverberate; to echo; to resound It appears that this can also mean a “comment” or “thought”, as can be seen here in my WordPress Dashboard (控制台). Cool huh? For those interested in the simplified form, here it is: ↓簡體↓ Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

New Vocab

So I’ve decided I would like to start making posts with new vocabulary that I’m learning. They must all be accompanied by a real-life example, and perhaps an example sentence. I may hold off on the example sentences for now, since I don’t have very much time to dedicate to this. However, I would like to make this a daily thing or maybe every few days if possible. Let me know what you think!

Even newer domain name :)

So I decided that I wanted to reserve ryper.org for my personal things, so for now I have it set up to automatically redirect to simplified-traditional.com. I hope you guys like the new domain name. Leave a comment about what you think. I hope to start posting again very very soon. I still have a few more things I’d like to do to the site before then, but it won’t take long.

Yay, wordpress is back up!

So I finally got WordPress back up on a server. I know it’s taken me a while, but I’ve had a lot of things going on. I may still have a few problems with PHP not working properly. If you see a 502 error, please let me know by emailing me at contact@simplified-traditional.com. UPDATE: PHP problem has been fixed. The only thing left is the date on the left-hand side should probably be in Chinese.

Under Construction

Hi all. I have just finished moving my blog from Blogger to WordPress, so expect things to be a bit strange for a while. I have to change the layout a bit so things look smoother. I am working on figuring out how to localize parts of the page so that the dates aren’t all screwed up on the left of each post. So a lot has to be done and I don’t have a lot of time to work on it.

New URL

Hi all. For those of you who are trying to access the blog using https://simplified-traditional.blogspot.com, it won’t work. I have changed the URL for two reasons. One, I now own a domain, so it will be much easier to type the site, and 2, I had a little pest problem, so changing the URL will fix that. So here’s the new address. https://simplified-traditional.com A lot easier, eh? 🙂 Who knows if I’ll ever get back to writing posts or not.

Mandarin Radio

Well, I don’t have too much to post at the moment. Been very busy working full-time again. But I’ve been listening to the radio in Mandarin again. Because I am interested in Taiwan, I have been listening to Taiwanese radio stations. http://hichannel.hinet.net/radio.html However, since I am using Linux I cannot use the site properly since there is DRM-protected material there. So I have made 2 scripts to listen and record the online radios.

敖 vs. 敫

So I’ve had this finished for quite a long time now, I just haven’t posted it because I wanted the picture to be better. In the end however, I decided that I didn’t care and I’ll just post what I’ve done…which isn’t much^^; So I’ve always had trouble remembering how to pronounce characters with the graphemes 敖 and 敫. I have never found a good mnemonic device for remembering them. So I took the most used characters and grouped them all together by pronunciation.

Etymology of 載

Many Chinese characters are difficult for learners to remember, especially those with many strokes. However, if you learn them properly, i.e., you learn their origins, memorization becomes much simpler. Today we are looking at 載. 載(zǎi/zài) means “to load” or “to carry”, among several other meanings. It is a 形聲, below are its components. So we can see it is made up of 車(car), its semantic value, and “zāi”(to cut), its phonetic value.