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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ‘words’ + ‘tongue’

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +6, 13 strokes, cangjie input 卜口竹十口 (YRHJR), four-corner 02664, composition)

  1. speech, talk, language
  2. dialect

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1158, character 10
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35441
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1624, character 6
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3965, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+8A71

Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 夬
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 下快切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣuaiH/ /ɣwaiH/ /ɣuaiH/ /ɦʷɯaiH/ /ɦwaɨjsH/ /ɣwæiH/ /ɣuaiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huà ‹ hwæjH › /*ɡʷˁrat-s {*[ɡ]ʷˁrat-s}/ speak; words
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
7558 3 /*ɡroːds/

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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Readings[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はなし, romaji hanashi)

  1. talking; speaking; speech; conversation
  2. a topic; a subject; that which is spoken about
  3. rumors; rumours
  4. negotiation; consultation; discussion
  5. lecture; speech; narrative; story

Alternative forms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(hwa)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: hwa, McCune-Reischauer: hwa, Yale: hwa)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(thoại)

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