On the Variant Character and the Determination of the Relationship between Variant Character
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- Variant Character, Characters with Alternative Writings (CAW), Characters with Alternative Configurations (CAC), Configuration, Function
The variant character includes two types: Characters with Alternative Configurations and Characters with Alternative Writings, the configurational principle of the former is the same while the latter is different. The main reason of the emergence of variant character should be attributed to the relentless pursuit on the more accurate, clear and easy to record Chinese. On determination of the variant character, we must take the integrated survey on configuration and function as a fundamental principle. Firstly, investigate whether the characters in the character set to be analyzed were invented for the same word from the configuration perspective. If it isn't, then investigate whether it can be associated by homophone borrowing from the function. Finally, investigate whether the function of characters in the character set to be analyzed has differentiated during use from the functional perspective.
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TY - CONF AU - Jian-Yu Liu PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - On the Variant Character and the Determination of the Relationship between Variant Character BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development PB - Atlantis Press SP - 51 EP - 54 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.9 DO - 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.9 ID - Liu2017/09 ER -