Monday, 3 December 2012

Jia Family


copyright julie vaux 2012  

I don't always add extra comments but I wanted to comment on what an extremely useful word this one is both as a noun and a suffix for word building.
The small seal script form shows people under a roof a household and somehow this has changed to also mean a household or lineage of skilled knowledgeable people, artists and schools or style of art in Japan.

If I was translating this word into Latin I would probably use familia from which English derives family because for the ancient Romans your familia was your entire extended household and connections.