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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
舌-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

Pictogram (象形), from a pictograph of a forked tongue emerging upwards from a mouth ().

Also used as simplification of left component of , as in and .

舌 舌 舌
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 135 +0, 6 strokes, cangjie input 竹十口 (HJR), four-corner 20604)

  1. tongue
  2. clapper of a bell
  3. KangXi radical 135

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1006, character 22
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 30277
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1463, character 12
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 2941, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+820C

Chinese[edit]

tongue
simp. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (舌), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 黠
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 下刮切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣuat̚/ /ɣwăt̚/ /ɣuat̚/ /ɦʷɯat̚/ /ɦwaɨt̚/ /ɣwat̚/ /ɣuɐt̚/
Character (舌), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 船 (27)
Final: 薛
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Checked (Ø)

Fanqie: 食列切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ʑiᴇt̚/ /d͡ʑʰi̯ɛt̚/ /d͡ʑiɛt̚/ /ʑiɛt̚/ /ʑiat̚/ /d͡ʑĭɛt̚/ /ʑjæt̚/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
shé ‹ zyet › /*məә.lat/ tongue

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
7563 3 /*ɡroːd/ 說文氏下口隸變,從口氒省聲
11220 2 /*ɦbljed/

Synonyms[edit]

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 5 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. tongue
  2. reed (musical instrument)
  3. clapper of a bell

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana した, romaji shita)

  1. tongue

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(seol) (hangeul , revised seol, McCune-Reischauer sŏl, Yale sel)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thiệt, thịt)

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