A tentative study of Ruzi in the ancient aunotations
TIAN Heng jin
The ruzi is such an important term that it used to be used frequently in ancient annotations. I think the meaning of ruzi is to pronounce a Chinese character according to its literal pronunciation.The term was advanced in connection with podu (the pronunciation other than the most common,customary pronunciation of a character which has more than two forms of pronounciation because of different senses) pronunciation.Literal pronunciation is pronunciation of the basic meaning of Chinese characters.When ancients said a Chinese character in a sentence had to be read according to it, they meant that readers must pronounce it according to its literal pronunication and must explain it according to its basic meaning.
【CateGory Index】： H121