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why words' meanings are so changing by adding 氵water?

First of all, let's get the chronology right. In the beginning there were speech sounds, but sounds are transient. They disappear as soon as the speaker goes on to the next sound, or stops talking. In ...
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why words' meanings are so changing by adding 氵water?

Mostly, characters with 氵 pertain to water in some way (it's a semantic component), and the remainder of the character pertains to its pronunciation (it's a phonetic component). So it's only ...
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why that combination of radicals 警 means - police?

警 has the meaning of "alert" Example: 警(alert) + 告 (announce; tell) = 警告 (warn) 警(alert) + 號( horn) = 警號 (siren) 敬/Jìng/ is the phonic component of 警/Jǐng/. (the meaning of 敬 itself is ...
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why that combination of radicals 警 means - police?

The character 警 is a typical 形声字。 There are some examples of 形声字 on the website 形声字 The meaning of 形 in 形声字 is the category (类别), not the shape (形状)。 For example, 花 is in the category of 草。 The ...
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what is a real meaning of 致 ?

Assuming you're talking about the meaning of character 致, then in this case 致 (zhì) means "to send, deliver, present; to cause". Now how did this character acquire those meanings? I should ...
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赤 - relationship between "red" and "empty/bare" meanings?

Since this question focuses on the meaning of this character, I will start off by giving it's glyph origin for some context on the origin of 赤. 赤 (chì; red, bare) [Baxter-Sagart OC: /*t-qʰAk/] was ...
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