Question: Wei River Valley [#2509]
18.104.22.168: Question: Wei River Valley
(2011-02-16 20:50) [#8310]
According to my understanding of the history of weiqi it originated during the Zhou Dynasty in the Wei River Valley. Did the *Wei* River influence the name of the game?
I need to reread some documents but I think I read somewhere that this river was always flooding and that weiqi may have been originally conceived as chart of controlling flow (qi/liberties as they are).
: Re: Question: Wei River Valley
(2011-02-16 21:26) [#8313]
I know nothing about the history, but from the pronunciation alone it is unlikely unless historical literature show otherwise. The 渭 in 渭河 is fourth tone while the 围 in 围棋 is second tone. 围 means to surround, and from what I can find, 渭 is used as a proper noun. So their meaning are different.
22.214.171.124: Re: Question: Wei River Valley
(2011-02-16 21:52) [#8316]
Ah, thank you! I am learning about tones right now. Iíll follow up with the items in question though, as I thought it was at least interesting.