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房子大了,钱包鼓了,日子变好了,六十多年弹指一瞬,似乎一切都在正轨上前行。可是,放慢了脚步观望,却发现得到的同时,我们也正在丢失那些弥足珍贵的东西。

Our life is getting better in the past 60 years but when we look back we will notice that we also lost a lot. At least, the characters they are telling some of the stories.

过去,疆域之内要有象征国防力量的“戈”。代表人口的“口”,表示土地的“一”; 现 在,“国”里头装着的是象征财富权利地位的“玉”。In the past, “Country” was written in “國”. There is a “戈” which is the symbol of national defense force, a “口” which means population and a “一” symbolizing the land. But now, there is only a “玉” in it symbolizing wealth and power.

60年前,“义”还是个会意字,上面的“羊”表祭牲,下面的“我”表兵器,指代打仗,表示道德与正义;60年后的“义”算个啥玩意?一个叉叉一个点。

Sixty years ago, “義” is still an associative compound, the “羊” means offer sacrifice to gods, “我”

means weapon and representing morality and justice; sixty years later, it has lost all of those meanings.

60年前,人们认为一间房子,住进去只能弓着身子,便是“穷”了;60年后,简体字告诉我们,只要有能力,肯努力,你是可以住进房子的,但住进去之后,你就穷了。

60 years ago, if you have a house but the house only had a low ceiling, then it’s poor but 60 years later, “穷” tells us you are capable to live in a house, but you will be poor once you live in it.

60年前,拆迁是一件麻烦事,要搬走好多东西;60年后,拆迁只需要行政命令,给千把块钱。不走?你见“迁”字上有“人”吗?

60 years ago, “move” is troublesome, you have to move lots of things. 60 years later, the government give you a few thousands of RMB with a compulsory demolition order.

60年前,人们认为和狗一样的哺乳动物都叫“兽”;60年后,叫“兽”的不一定像狗,数量还挺多。

60 years ago, mammal animals like dog are called “兽(beasts)”, 60 years later, “兽” is not only referring to mammals but professors~~~

60年前,两条狗把言论守起来,就是“狱”了;60年后,有了“i”了,可是言论依然没有自由,因为汉字与时俱进简化了,狗看住了”i”。

60 years ago, two dogs guarded “speech” then it’s “prison”; 60 years later, we get an “i”, but there is still no freedom of speech because two dogs are guarding “I” now.

60年前,大多数鱼在水里;60年后,大多数鱼在盘里。

60 years ago, most fishes are in the water, 60 years later, most of them are in the plates.

独孤点评:这篇有点戏说文字的赶脚。从另外的角度解读简化字,还有点小愤青,与国学无关~简化字是为了更好的传播文化,传播知识。并不能一口否决简化字的作用。此外,很多简化字古人也曾用过。据叶籁士对《简化字总表》2274个简化字中比较通用规范汉字表常用的521个简化字做过统计,发现其中解放区和建国后出现的是101个(中国共产党领导的抗日根据地和解放区的大量刊物和宣传品曾经采用和创造了许多简体字,这批新创的简体字被称为“解放字”),其余420字(占80%以上)都是解放前就已经流行或存在的:先秦的有68个字,秦汉的有96个字,三国两晋南北朝的有32个字,隋唐五代的有29个字,宋辽金元有82个,明清有53个,民国60个。

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