Thursday, 14 June 2012

Orchid Sequence 3

Orchid Sequence 3








LAN 2 Unihan 862d or f91f bold Cantonese laaan 4  Minnan lan 5 hakka Lan 2 Other dialects lang laz noz nan


SJ RAN fujibaka
SK Lan
SV also Lan


The phonetic for this character has a meaning of blocked gate, fence, or doorscreen, which suggests to me that the Chinese have been growing these as garden or house plants for a very long time.