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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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Han character[edit]

(radical 102 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 中田山 (LWU))

  1. lightning
  2. electricity, electric, electro-

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Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 定 (7)
Final: 先
Division: IV

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 堂練切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/denH/ /dʱienH/ /denH/ /denH/ /dɛnH/ /dienH/ /dɛnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
diàn ‹ denH › /*lˤi[n]-s/ lightning

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
11233 1 /*l'iːns/

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