What to do with newly imported Haworthia

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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by HaoBao » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:49 pm

Great looking plants Ed 👍

I just asked my wife the meaning of the characters and she said it’s a name so doesn’t really have to make sense. The first character is Shou meaning long life and the second one is Jin meaning expensive fabric.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by edds » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:15 pm

Thanks HaoBao. Ah well, was worth a try!
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by Terry S. » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:27 pm

So that is its name 'Shou Jin'. You can transcribe a cultivar name from one character set to another, but you are not allowed to translate it.
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Re: What to do with newly imported Haworthia

Post by HaoBao » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:48 pm

It was pretty interesting to see her explain it, she showed me about five older versions of the second character that had the character for gold within it but the meaning had changed to just mean expensive.

Talking of dodgy translations HaoBao roughly means Hao Good Bao Dumpling haha

I really should read the book you contributed to Terry ‘Dumpling and his Wife, New views of the genus Conophytum’ it’s right up my street
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