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comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
ShenKuo: on this point we definitely differ; different isn't necessarily "wrong", as in "evil", but different can easily be impractical. Take another example: the Roman number system, is not just different: it is insanely impractical. Yes, it was used by one of the most successful empires in the West, and it outlived that empire for several centuries. Still, none of this can hide its hideous impracticality (learning to carry out basic arithmetic operations with it took years; try to compute XXXVII times LXXIX without first converting it to arabic numerals). I'm glad we ditched it.
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comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
Thanks again. Your last 3 comments answer my question. I'll be happy to accept this as an answer if you care to re-post it as such. BTW, I love kanji, I think they're beautiful, almost magical. I have to admit, though, from the point of view of sheer practicality, I find it difficult to defend a writing system based on ideographs. I can only wonder how much more productive the Chinese and Japanese economies would be if they had a more practical writing system...
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comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
Thanks. Your answer is very helpful and informative. In fact I had initially accepted it, but then I realized that it really did not address my main question; instead, it explained the observations I had described in an example. (In fact, after reading your answer I realized that my example could only add confusion, so I'm thinking of either eliminating it, or changing it radically.) Since I still would like an answer to my original question, I decided to "unaccept" your answer (I still kept my upvote of it). I hope this is not terrible form.
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comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
@Ash: I stand corrected. I misinterpreted the info in Nelson. It's 13-strokes for both versions. I'll fix my post.
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comment How to find alternative writings of a kanji in electronic form?
@Ash: I posted an image of the form of this character that I find online. I hope that you can see the difference. The "online" version has 13 strokes, with the 13-th stroke being the horizontal one across the bottom. The version on the book covers has 14 strokes; its 13-th stroke is a vertical one along the left side of the character. (BTW, Nelson confirms that this version has 14 strokes.)
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Well, it's got the sht part... :) I think that calling someone a *Klugscheißer is not so much a comment on whether the person's knowledge is for real, as it is a way to tell someone that the sentiment his/her knowledge induces in others is irritation rather than admiration.
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