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Re: 'Stallion' in Japanese

From:Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>
Date:Friday, March 5, 2004, 20:32
Henrik writes:

>They are stallions, the former possibly being an adult, >the latter a young one. According to Unihan.txt, the former is >pronounced 'fu4' in Mandarin (just like 'father'), the latter either >'er2' or 'ni2' or 'pai4' or 'po2'.
You've exhausted my resources. The "fu4" you discuss is not included in any dictionary I have (and I have a few). "Er2" only occurred in one Hakka dictionary. "Bo2" *looks* like your "fu4" charcter, but is quite in common currency as meaning "refute" or "retort", or "variegated", but it's not the same character.
>(Maybe 'tane uma' is Japanese for something like 'stallion', but I'm >searching for a single character word.)
"tane" means "seed"? So it's weird. The characters you've profferred are so esoteric, that it's doubtful I could pull Japanese readings out of them from any resource I have. Sorry, dude, Kou


Elyse M. Grasso <emgrasso@...>