chinese readers?

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  1. MentalFabric macrumors 6502

    MentalFabric

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    Hey, a while ago i was given this scroll by a chinese girl but she could only semi-read it as it was in traditional chinese, and now i've forgotten the semi-definition - anyone able to help with this one?
    Thanks :)
     

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  2. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Both my mom and dad are trying to read... she says that it roughly says, "from a far away place someone came over and the red of sunset was reflected."

    She says that the writings not terrific and that it doesn't make too much sense.
     
  3. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That (kinda) makes sense, it was for helping her out… thank you :) let me know if they figure anything else out! any idea what the red stamps are?
     
  4. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Haha, my parents have left to go to work... but I know what they are!

    They're called "chops" and they should be the artist's signature if you will. It's usually their name or nickname or whatever.
     
  5. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    chops? know why? o_O
    so one would be the artist and the other the studio or whatever?
     
  6. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I dunno, the English word for them is just "chops." :shrug:

    And I'm not sure if one is for the studio or whatnot.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    I thought that sometimes owners and/or people who comission the artwork also apply their chops...

    I know I have my chop around here somewhere....

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  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    ^^ Could be.

    I have two chops, one w/ my full name, one w/ my nickname. Plus, one is just a little piece of wood, the other one is this ornate deal (too bad the animal on top of the handle part doesn't correspond to my zodiac animal :p).
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    'course I'm only Chinese by marriage...

    IIRC this is another place where size matters and the larger the chop the more improtant the person... Right?

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  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    ^^ I really don't know. :eek: Makes me sad though, since my chops are pretty small. I wonder where they are... hmm... Now I wanna go find them!
     
  11. MentalFabric thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you'd better watch your chops young lady!
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  12. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    I want some chops... So what does it consist of? Your name only? I always thought they looked really cool.

    [​IMG]

    I tried makin my own but it doesn't have the same feel..
     
  13. lem0n macrumors regular

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    I also remember reading somewhere that the more number of seals an artwork have, the more valuable it is [must be because it changed owners so many times, outbidders?] :confused: could be wrong though because I don't remember where did I read it
     
  14. balamw Moderator

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    Perhaps a different font would help. (the font you used doesn't look like engraving, it looks like brushstrokes... Particularly your avatar. ;) )

    Here's the Wikipedia article on the subject... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seal_(Chinese)

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