|simpl. and trad.|
- Cantonese (Jyutping): gam1 ziu1
- Wu (WT Romanisation): jin tsau (T1)
- (now, today): 今朝有酒今朝醉
|Kanji in this term|
|Grade: 2||Grade: 2|
The initial /ke/ is an alternative form of the initial /ko/ (此, “this”) seen in words such as ここ (koko, “this place → here”) or これ (kore, “this [nominal] → this”), and the final /sa/ is a contraction from */ke.asa/ to /kesa/ with the medial -a- falling out, as Old Japanese did not permit vowel clusters.
From Sinitic zhx. /konteu/ → /kontjoː/. The /eu/ → /joː/ sound shift is a regular phonological change.