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Old 12-25-2006, 09:12 PM   #6
Carl Thompson
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Re: Budo vs Martial Art ?

Joshua Reyer wrote:
To represent foot, then, 足 was created. This character, incidently, means "foot", not leg. The character for leg, also read ashi is actually 脚.
Thanks for an excellent explanation. I didn't know they had a different kanji for leg (but I'm not overly surprised). Sometimes I wish they had a different sound for it -- how many people have been confused by "ashi ga hantai" ?

"Which ashi are hantai? My 脚 ashi or my 足 ashi?"
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