声训: 月 = 缺

汉字有很多字的来源, 是因为声音像某个古字。
训詁学中的”声训”就是从汉代学者开始, 那时他们不知道商朝有甲骨文(清末才发现), 就以战国/秦朝的篆文, 金文为本, 由古音(夏朝的音, 比商朝更早, 现在已经失传了; 今南方的方言如闽/粤, 还留存痕迹)猜测字源和字义。

例:
月有阴晴圆缺, 的形象得名。

凡从”月”得声音的字, 多有”断缺”之意:
跀\yuè : 断缺
刖 \yuė: 绝也 cut off the feet
抈\yuè: 折也

简化”“, 从“月”边, 断缺的月亮, 有理!
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Taiji Flow 太极流学

24式简化太极拳 表演者: 邱惠芳 (世界太极冠军)

Seldom see the Taiji music starts and ends just nice as the 套拳.

观摩名家表演叫”流学” (流动学拳), 注意他们的:

1. 脚一虚一实: 阴阳变化, 没有双重 (即 双脚皆实)
2. 手虚实: 阴阳变化 (正反手掌)
3. 三尖: 鼻尖, 膝尖, 脚尖成一条线 (例: 上步七星)
4. 气势: 一气贯之

太极={0,1}
太极 = {阴, 阳}

如果没有阴阳(虚实), 就不是太极拳!

请欣赏大师 吴英华 ( 吴鉴泉女儿)  – 吴式太极 

Wu style Taichi performed by the master Wu Yinhua (daughter Of Master Wu JianQuan, the Wu Taiji founder)

 

 

Chinese Immigration 中国移民大军

Hurun Survey: 10 million rich Chinese migrated in last 25 years to these top 5 destinations:
1. USA
2. Europe
3. Canada
4. Australia
5. Singapore (dropped from 3rd in 2010 after investment threshold raised).

Other popular places: South Africa, Portugal

Chinese have the long history of immigration due to political and economical reasons:

♢Qin 秦 dynasty, 徐福 and 6,000 smartest young boys and girls to Japan: run away from the cruel emperor.
♢ 明 Ming dynasty, 郑和 Zhen He’s 7 voyages to 西洋. Many crew members remained overseas (eg. Malacca Nonya娘惹)
♢End of Qing (清) dynasty to Republic of China, poor coastal Chinese migrated to South East Asia (Malaysia, Singapore).
♢ World War 1 & 2, Chinese inland farmers sent to Europe to build railways. Pockets of Chinatown appeared in European and American cities (London, Paris, San Francisco, Toronto, etc).

The first few immigrations were under forced circumstances for poor Chinese; today the immigration is voluntary by rich Chinese with more financial power and highly educated brains.

Whichever the circumstances, like the case in South East Asian countries, these Chinese will sink root in the USA and Europe, integrate into local society through marriage. Chinese, by its sheer number (1.3 billion or 1/5 of global population) and strong family-centered culture, will globalize the world: The East and West will finally merge as one family in few centuries. 天下一统!

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名 = 夕 + 口

当兵的时候, 守营卫兵都会用当晚的暗语, 盘问深夜黑暗中的访客。这是报上名来的方式。

比如: 暗语: “龙门客栈”
守卫问: “龙门”
神密访客答: “客栈”
如答错为”鲤鱼”或其他, 则一定是敌人, 开枪毙之。

联想原始人时代的祖先,也是需要晚时分, 用号探问洞外来客是谁, 故:
名 是 夕 + 口。

我收养的两岁大苏格兰牧羊狗 (Border Collie), 黑白毛毛。前女主人給它洋名 Pierre, 难念, 我改中文名”皮皮”。晚上关灯, 黑暗中叫它的名, 马上跑来。

原来名是”看不到唤人”用的。
比如打电话找人, 找张三却叫李四, 得到冷漠的回答 : “Sorry, wrong number”。

还有, 人的名比性命还重要。豹死留皮, 人死留名。

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