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Although there have been many sets of radicals and many classifications over the years, the traditional set of 214 radicals is now usually identified with the famous 康煕字典 (Kangxi Zidian). To many people, if you say the radical, it's understood that you're referring to the traditional Kangxi classification. From that point of view, the traditional radical ...


(Revised) According to this site (http://www.saiga-jp.com/cgi-bin/dic.cgi?m=search&sc=0&f=0&j=)the radical is やね, which is Japanese for roof. I don't think this is one of the traditional 214 radicals (http://kanjialive.com/214-traditional-kanji-radicals/) but it does get used by Henshall in his book "Kanji: Remembering the Japanese Characters". ...


From Chinese character point of view of things the radical is definitely 入 (even though it is written 人 on top!). Why? While I'd take the following with a pinch of salt, I still think it's worth considering: Etymology (文字來源): Remnant Primitive, all of a persons stuff 工壬 under one roof 入 - complete -Chinese Etymology


The form of 花 with a gap in the radical making it 4 strokes instead of 3 is called the 旧字体 (old character form) and the one that is used most of the time these days is called 新字体. Neither is correct or sloppy, they're just two different ways of writing the same character. This is related to the fact that characters in general have been simplified in ...

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