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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from () – Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (string, thread) + phonetic 宿 – to pull in, roll up a string, to shorten.

Han character[edit]

(radical 120 +11, 14 strokes, cangjie input 女一十人日 (VMJOA), composition宿)

  1. contract, draw in, reduce

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Chinese[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 生 (21)
Final: 屋
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 所六切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʃɨuk̚/ /ʂi̯uk̚/ /ʃiuk̚/ /ʃiuk̚/ /ʂuwk̚/ /ʃĭuk̚/ /ʃiuk̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
suō ‹ srjuwk › /*[s]ruk/ shrink

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
12107 宿 1 /*sruɡ/