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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (fire) + phonetic  (quotient)

First produced by Chinese physical scientist Hu Gangfu (胡剛復) in 1923 to traslate the concept of entropy in thermodynamics, where 商 (quotient) means the quotient of heat and temperature, and 火 (fire) means it is relavent to the thermodynamics.

Han character[edit]

(radical 86 +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 火卜金月 (FYCB), four-corner 90827)

  1. entropy

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Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale seung1)

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Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Pinyin shāng (shang1), Wade-Giles shang1)

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