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啰 seems to be the simplified version of 囉 these days, but....these are two examples from 《四川方言词典》circa '87 that I found:

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要飞啰

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我是乌梢蛇打店——长客!

Most the entries I've seen in these 八零后 books have all been written and I just assumed it was a later simplification but obviously as a character also existed at the same time!

  • What's The Difference Between 啰 And 囉 In Old(er) Texts?

...seems like there is no difference between the two nowadays...

edit:

ok

“~囉”

hi

拐啰

and the most crazy of them all:

ha

at the top:

涮啰

in the def:

涮囉

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This may be a failure of editing. 啰 is actually discussed in the 1986 Jianhuazi zong biao. According to the 1986 zong biao, 罗 was included in the first list of simplified characters, but 囉 was not. The 1986 zong biao deletes 囉, and makes 啰 its official replacement "by analogy". Your dictionary seems to fall right in this period. Could be the entry you cite with 囉 was written before the 1986 list came out, and the entry with 啰 was done after. Or perhaps both were originally 囉 and in the editing they did after completing the dictionary, they missed the one entry.

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  • It isn't just one entry though. I'll edit later. They seem to intentionally differentiate the two. – Mo. Jul 14 '15 at 7:46
  • updated my question – Mo. Jul 18 '15 at 5:45
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    Hm, the last one is suggestive. 啰 only appears in the heading, and in the definition it is always 囉. I still think the answer I gave above fits the case. The book was prepared before the 1986 list came out, and used 囉 everywhere. The list comes out, the editors go 'oy!', fix the headings, dust off their butts, and go home. – wpt Jul 18 '15 at 6:53
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    Hey I don't blame them. Imagine you finish the report for your federal grant and they send it back to you with a letter saying that all official documents must now use British spelling. I can think of a good non-verbal response for that one. – wpt Jul 18 '15 at 7:00
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    Find "o" -> Replace "ou" - I'm sure that would work out okay.... ;) – Mo. Jul 18 '15 at 7:01

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