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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 ...


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


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


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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.


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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 :)


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儞 古同“你” 「你 」的異體字 儞 is an archaic classical term that had been replaced by 你 in traditional character.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 ...


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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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