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The description 言 was created by adding a mark to 舌 should really be 言 was created by adding one or two horizontal marks to the top of 舌 Details aside, it is a fairly accurate character component arrangement description. For it to make sense, you have to first determine the shape of the character components that it's talking about. Wiktionary's glyph ...


In 甲骨文 form, you can see it clearly. Please see 舌 and 言 in the right side of picture in this website.


倒 == 亻+ 到 == 亻+ 至 + 刂 (morphed from 人), two human going backwards against each other


賬 is a traditional character, its simplfied character is 账. look its structural part:贝(or 貝), it is related to money. So I can say a word: 账本, equals to account book. Ok then, 帐, its structural part is 巾, we can simply conclude that it is related to textile. For example: 蚊帐, equals to mosquito net.


in the book 類篇 卷二十二 (page 87 of the liked pdf), there was an entry: 伲儞你乃倚切汝也或作儞你你又乃里切文三重音一 that, 伲 儞 你 ・[these three characters are pronounced as] 乃倚切・[have the meaning of] 汝 (you) the book “類篇” is edited between 1039-1066, in 宋 dynasty. i would say that 儞 / 你 existed in the past, just not commonly used as 汝 have fun :)


儞 古同“你” 「你 」的異體字 儞 is an archaic classical term that had been replaced by 你 in traditional character. ("long before simplified Chinese" was introduced." as one of your reference stated). In other words, when they started simplifying traditional characters, the character 儞 did not exist in modern Chinese. It had been simplified to 你, and the ...


簡易六書原則 形聲: 在中國文字中,形聲字的比例最多,「形聲」就是形符和聲符的配合,「形符」表示字的類別;「聲符」則表示字的字音 Both 帳 and 賬 are 形聲字 (Pictophonetic characters) 貝 indicates the character is related to 'money/finance'. It is the semantic component of the character 賬 巾 indicates the character is related to 'tent/cloth'. It is the semantic component of the character 帳 長 is the phonetic component of ...

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