Mysterious moon character
staffanlincolnJanuary 11, 2011, 05:12 AM posted in General Discussion
I'm studying words for body parts. A lot of those characters seem to have the 月 character embedded. Like the word for liver: 肝,stomach: 胃, and the word for muscle: 肌. What's the connection here?
sharesindavidJanuary 11, 2011, 05:41 AM
the thing that looks like 月 here is actually 肉 (ròu). it is radical number 130 of the traditional 214, as opposed to the actual 月 (yuè) which is radical 74. the connection between meat/flesh and body parts should be pretty obvious; don't ask me why it looks so much like yuè