一 222 Traditional Chinese Characters Pronounced I

 


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作品展示了222個發音為「I」的繁體漢字及其英文意義。

I是中文同音字最多的發音,該拼音來自台灣常用的羅馬拼音Wade-Giles(相當於中國漢語拼音的Yi)。我關注語言中的歧義、系統和政治背景,同時向繁體字致敬——那在簡體字廣泛使用,和數位時代繁簡自動轉換下,日漸式微的文字。


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The work displays 222 traditional Chinese characters pronounced I with their meanings in English. 

I is the pronunciation that has the most homophone in Chinese, and a phonetic representation comes from Wade–Giles, romanization system commonly used in Taiwan; Yi is its equivalent in Hanyu Pinyin, system in mainland China. I focus on the double meaning, system and political context within languages, while paying tribute to traditional Chinese character that may otherwise prove obsolete under the widespread use of simplified one.