迴響

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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).

迴響 example

 

Cool huh?

 

For those interested in the simplified form, here it is:

簡體

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

New Vocab

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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 :)

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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.

On my list of things to do:

Set up AWStats

Set up DNSSEC

 

Don’t worry if you don’t know what those are. 🙂 Hope to hear from you all soon!

中文版的WordPress!

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現在用中文版的WordPress 😀

Yay, wordpress is back up!

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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. Maybe I’ll change the language of my entire site. Hmm…

Under Construction

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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. Sorry for the delays. I’ll hopefully be posting again soon.

New URL

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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.

http://ryper.org

A lot easier, eh? 🙂

Who knows if I’ll ever get back to writing posts or not. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to be doing with the blog. I may start writing things if I don’t have to make up little lessons each time. I don’t know. I’ll think of something. In the meantime I am trying to learn more about DNS and LAMP (Linux stuff). So yeah…

And I suppose be careful with whom you share this site. I don’t need people who are not open-minded viewing my blog.

See ya 🙂

Mandarin Radio

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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.

TWradio

TWrecord_radio

Please leave some comments with ideas as to what you would like me to make posts about.

敖 vs. 敫

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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.

Click to enlarge

So that’s about it. Just a little helpful chart just as much for you as it is for me. I’ll hopefully be writing more soon. I just started a new job so I don’t have as much time as before.

Anyways, enjoy!

Etymology of 載

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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. We can break “zāi” down even further to see where its origin.

“zāi” is made up of 才(cái) for the phonetic component, and 戈(gē, halberd/spear) for the semantic component.

As we can see 才 has become 十 through the evolution of the characters and scripts. The center character at the top is an authentic scan of 載 from the 說文解字; you can see the top has a 才 and not a 十.

Knowing that at its origin it was a 才 will help you, however, to remember the pronunciation of both of these characters.