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云。。。说?!

 

so i thought that: 云 meant 'cloud' for example: 天上没有云。
But why in my book does it say it can also mean: "Say / speak" ?? And then it also very conveniently doesn't give an example.

Anyone got any ideas?!

Thanks guys!! 0(O.O)0

云有两个意思吗??

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    [ http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E4%BA%91#Mandarin ] says it is literary use.
    [ http://www.xiaoma.info/hanzi.php?hz=%E4%BA%91&fhz=%E4%BA%91 ] says it's classical.

    From [ http://www.nciku.com/search/zh/detail/%E4%BA%91/1318867 ]:

    小张一直都是人云亦云,根本就是个应声虫。
    Xiaozhang is always repeating what others say, a complete yes man.

    meant 'cloud’ is a modern Chinese word.
    meant 'say/speak' is an ancient Chinese word,and it is no longer used.For example:“古语有云”means 'as the old saying said...'.But it is an idiom“人云亦云”used now,it means you say whatever people say.

    云 :
    《說文》山川氣也。象回轉形。後人加雨作雲,而以云爲云曰之云。
    《正字通》與曰音別義同。凡經史,曰通作云。

    清代段玉裁『說文解字注』
    古文省雨。古文上無雨。非省也。二葢上字。象自下回轉而上也。正月。昏姻孔云。傳曰。云,旋也。此其引伸之義也。古多叚云爲曰。如詩云卽詩曰是也。亦叚員爲云。如景員維河箋云員古文作云,昏姻孔云本又作員,聊樂我員本亦作云,尙書云來衞包以前作員來,小篆妘字籒文作?是。云員古通用。皆叚借風雲字耳。自小篆別爲雲而二形迥判矣。



    云 本來是 cloud 的象形
    後來添加了 雨 rain 使成 雲
    而 云 就作 say / speak 用

    很早很早以前這二字 就已經分化了 各自承擔不同的意義
    (自小篆別爲雲而二形迥判矣。)
    哪知 中共簡化漢字 又將他們混同了

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