3 Responses to Video 2: Trigrams

  1. cathfaern says:

    Is there a cheat sheet for trigram associations somewhere? I found some with googling, but nothing was as comprehensive as your lists. Of course if there nothing exists I can create one from the video, but if it already exists it would be easier.

  2. Charlie Smoke says:

    As a lifelong horseman, & a word nerd, I’m very curious about the use of dappled horses here… Could the term in the original text have been translated in other ways? In the western states sometimes meanings of horse/ranch related terms differ from one region to another. Typically, where I’m from, if someone mentions a dappled horse they mean a dapple gray. (Incidentally, I favor gray horses for cattle work.) And the dapple gray is a phase in gray horses, in between the dark coat they were born with & whatever degree of gray they’re destined to mature out with. (Often non-horse people will call a mature gray horse white, but that is incorrect. Some confuse dapple grays with flea-bitten grays too.) And, when someone talks about dappling in their horse, this could be in any color. Dappling, in this sense, is not a color phase in a gray horse, but rather an indication of good health, typically associated with nutrition mainly. The truth about dappling runs much deeper than nutrition, & includes genetics, but most people see it as a reflection of optimal nutrition. So, for me, when horses enter the conversation, but it doesn’t make sense to me, my brain hits the brakes & comes to a screeching stop! 😀 The use of “excellent stallion” being akin to “old horse” or “thin horse” in this context confuses me too… One particular old stallion I knew comes to mind; when he got into his early 20’s he became thin, loosing the muscle tone he’d always carried previously, & he really looked old. He was a hell of a horse, & he produced some amazing offspring, but by that point, when anyone spoke of his prowess as a breeding stallion, it was always in past tense. So the four references to horses here, as indicating a singular characteristic, confuses me.

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