There exist many
similar name phonetics :
Perturbations in language can be phonetics [sounds] and morphics
languages have this as variations and dialects. This can be deliberate; as done by speakers and singers to 'enhance' the sound-part
and it can be as spelling to 'improve' or to 'accomodate' the dialect. [ie. attempt
to sing a very high note using the vowels: o or a; switching to i or e permits a higher sound.]
Chinese language may be 'almost' one written standard [the recent simplified Chinese
actually undermines this ] but is spoken variously. A social and scholatic 'trick' is the play upon this. The Song Dyansty
is considered famous for its' poems and poets [ one of them having a name closely to Zhu ji ]. Thus, I and some others
have quesitoned as to why the LiuHeBaFa-named exercise and poems is linked to the Song Dynasty and to the high, prison-like
mountain Hua-shan or Hua-Yo [Hwa-Yue]. Toying with just this name brings out the similar phonetics of 'changing
+ fish' which also is symbolic for the yin-yang concept and this links to 'taosim' which the Song Dynasty was something of
a Renaissance for Taoism and Buddhism.
I will give a caveat here, the phonetic variations [using all possible tones and similar vocals] can issue interesting and
believable subtle meanings which can be accepted as believable; this however does not mean that this was intentional.
Also, the Chinese give consideration to both phonetic similarity [useful for insults] and pictograph similarity in contriving
lucky and unlucky [the number 8 is similar to the pictograph 88 which mimics marital pairing.]
Concepts and their Usage:
>Theoretical Ideas :
極 chi, ji furthest distal relation, polarities, pole (geography,
太極 Tài ji, Tai chi the Absolute or Supreme
Ultimate, the source of all things according to some interpretations of Chinese mythology
無極 wú jí, wu chi, unbounded, everlasting; a-priori concept
běi ji, bei chi, the North Pole, the Arctic Pole, the north magnetic pole
ji, hsiao chi, negative, passive, inactive
xuan-shuan ji, pole of rotation, circumscribe central post
limit, extreme boundary
極力 jílì, chi-li, to make a supreme effort, at all costs
Tai Chi Tu 太極圖 diagramatic map of linked binary
Tai Chi Chuan 太極棒 [Tai chi 太极 simplified variant
Tai Chi Chih 太極尺 Tai Chi Ruler or wand.
xuan zhuan ji, Pole of rotation
旋 xuan, revolve, move in orbit, return
轉 zhuan, shift, move,
>Symbolic Namings: Surnames using 'tai chi' iconically
皇太極 Huáng Tàijí 'Wang' taichi
Taiji (1592-1643), eighth son of Nurhaci 努爾哈, reigned 1626-1636 as Second Khan of Later Jin dynasty 後金,
then founded the Qing dynasty 大清 and reigned 1636-1643 as Emperor; posthumous name 清太宗
太極圖說 Tàijítúshuō, philosophical book
by Song dynasty scholar Zhou Dun'yi
周敦頤, starting from an interpretation of the Book of
Changes 易經 Yìjīng, The Book of Changes ("I Ching") classic work.
The similarity of tai-ch- to tai-zu phonetically and their relations is worth a look.
Tai Zu 太祖 Taizu-quan
太祖拳, Great Ancestor Boxing.
tàizǔ Great Ancestor (posthumous title, e.g. for the founder of a dynasty
Tai Zu 太祖
'grand ancestor; an imperial temple name typically used for those who founded a particular dynasty
明太祖 Ming Taizu, Míng Tàizǔ, temple
name of first Ming emperor Hongwu 洪武
清太祖 Qīng Tàizǔ
posthumous title of Nurhaci 努爾哈赤 (1559-1626), founder and first Khan of the Manchu Later Jin dynasty
後金 (from 1616)
宋太祖 Sòng Tàizǔ, Emperor
Taizu of Song, posthumous title of the founding Song emperor Zhao Kuangyin 趙匡胤 (927-976), reigned
趙匡胤 Zhào Kuāngyìn Zhao Kuangyin, personal
name of founding Song
emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 (927-976)
元太祖 Yuán Tàizǔ posthumous
title of Genghis Khan 成吉思汗 (1162-1227)
成吉思汗 Chéngjísīhán Genghis Khan
華嶽 希夷門 [ 心意 ] 六合八法拳
HuaYo = HwaYu Xi-Yi Sect and [ 'central ideas'
of ] + LiuHe BaFa-Chuan
Mt. HuaYo...Six-'harmony'....Eight 'methods' boxing-pugalism
Given Names :
Hua 華 Hua
Yo 嶽 pinnacle
Liu 六 six
He 合 concordance, harmony
Ba 八 eight, split
Fa 法 method,
Chuan 拳 pugalism, boxing
ji 築基 seeking of the foundations
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Significant Errors of Phonetics and Appearance:
Chen Tuan 陳摶 'to roll up into a ball'
Chen Bo 陳搏 Chen
Chen Bo 陳博 Chen of bo -village Bo-zhou 博州
Bai Yun 白雲先生, white clouds 白雲 'master' Xian-Sheng ( teacher, elder, physician
Bai Yuan Tong Bei Chuan, 白猿 通回到拳擊 'White Ape' -Tong-Bei- 'Through-Back'
Bai yun-zong 白雲宗, was a type of Buddhist Sect, white cloud sect.
Thus white clouds 白雲
bai yun has become entangled with white ape 白猿 bai-yun boxing. Also, the White Cloud Sect,
flower, 崋 flowery, 化 Change, 划 delimit
Yo, yu 魚 fish, 狱 prison,
Xi Yi 希夷門
[Chen] Xi-Yi Sect,
心意 xin yi central Ideas
Liu 柳 willow [ supple ];, 流 flow, 留
Leave (a message), to retain, to
keep, to preserve; 流 to flow,
to spread, to circulate, to move.
This number is a homophone for 'blessings' 祿 Lok.
In the I-Ching, Book of Change, 6 stands for "yin" aspects.
He 和 harmony,
龢 harmonious, 河 river, 荷 lotus flower, 覈 examine thoroughly, 呵 expel
breath, my goodness! , 鹤 crane; 翯 glistening
plumage of birds; 隺
a bird flying, high
Ba 峇 cave, cavern, 岜 rock mountain, 拔 select,
promote, 把 handle, ( a measure word ), to contain, to grasp, to take hold of; sounds similar to the word which means "prosper"
or "wealth" 發 .
(Fa Jin): emitting Jin; explode; to release power
發力 (Fa Li) to execute force; release force
to string together, connect; 穿 to
penetrate; 传 circulate,
spread; 椽 beams, rafters; 永 forever, permanence;
遄 Hurry, go to and fro; 舩 boat, ship, vessel ; 船 chuán a boat, vessel, ship
諸子 philosophical thinkers
zhu shi 註釋 'explain
Zhu Xi, 朱熹 Song Dynasty Philosopher, emphasized observing and learning from reality; his emphasis being on 'the
investigation of things gewu 格物
He is also
identified as Neo-confucian relating Li 理 natural orders dependence upon
to create structure.
The later yin-yang spiral-orbit symbol well-known,
is ascribed to scholar Zhu Xi [1130-1200] The..two. swimming fish orbs. Its importance is as a symbol of motion and
reversal by traversing the center.
Shiji (Chinese: 史記; pinyin: Shǐjì; "Historical Records"), a 130
The Records of the Grand Historian, written from 109 to 91
BC, was the work of Sima Qian, also known as Ssu ma Chi'en, recounted Chinese history from the
time of the Yellow Emperor until his own time, a 2000 year coverage.
Fuller details to this are given in my reference text, 4th edition.