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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 1 +4, 5 strokes, cangjie input 女女一 (VVM), four-corner 22103)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (絲), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 心 (16)
Final: 之
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 息兹切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/sɨ/ /si/ /siə/ /sɨ/ /sɨ/ /sĭə/ /sie/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ si › /*[s]əә/ silk

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
12003 0 /*slɯ/

Noun[edit]

  1. silk
  2. fine thread
  3. trace
  4. the number 10-4

Compounds[edit]