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Having read this question: How can one determine the radical for a given character?, it gave me another question.

Since many simplified characters lost their original form (compared to traditional ones), how do I actually look up their radicals? A classical example would be "leaf". In traditional form, it's 葉 whereas it's 叶 in simplified form. The traditional form preserved the 艹 (艸) radical (which means grass), but simplified form does not have it at all. Just by looking at 叶, you'd think it has 口 as radical, but 口 (mouth) has nothing to do with leaf...

If anyone can think of examples similar to this, please share.

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You can determine its radical as you determine the radical of other character.The radical of “叶" is “口". I think you really concern "why 口 is used for 叶,while 口 has nothing to do with the leaf?", if so, you may propose a new question. –  Huang Dec 16 '11 at 11:33
    
There's also traditional 話 and simplified 话. The radical changes. –  Alenanno Dec 16 '11 at 12:00
    
may I start a new thread to explain how some characters are simplified and why there are criticisms on the simplification. –  Huang Dec 16 '11 at 14:54
    
@Huang Thanks for your comment, and I guess you're probably right - I was puzzled by the fact that 叶 has no association with 葉 and tree leaves. I'll start a new question and you can answer it. I look forward to your explanation :) –  Georgeee Dec 16 '11 at 15:56
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There are many simplified characters' radical has nothing to do with the character itself,the only reason for this is just simplify characters,i have some examples(found on the web):

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1) Without the heart, how to love

2) Looking back the village, the man has already left

3) No morals, because it is none of my business

4) The leader has lost his path

5) Cannot see each other, how to be close(intimate)?

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I edited your image because it was too big. This fits better. If you think the quality is too poor (it was before too for the small characters), you can make a simple table in some program like I structured it (more horizontal than vertical) and post it here as an image. :) –  Alenanno Dec 16 '11 at 14:26
    
thank you, that looks better~ –  macskuz Dec 16 '11 at 15:20
    
Can someone translate the comments below the characters on the image for us noobs? –  dr Hannibal Lecter Dec 17 '11 at 15:55
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God... this picture reminds me of some stupid conversations I've had with Taiwanese people. I'm not a great fan of the way Character simplification turned out, but it's not because doesn't have a heart (or, worse yet, 义 no longer depicts the sacrifice of a sheep. the horror!) –  Stumpy Joe Pete Jun 25 '12 at 16:53
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