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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from ()

Han character[edit]

(radical 149 +7, 9 strokes, cangjie input 戈女一一口 (IVMMR), composition)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 魚巨切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɨʌX/ /ŋi̯woX/ /ŋiɔX/ /ŋiɔX/ /ŋɨə̆X/ /ŋĭoX/ /ŋiɔX/
Character (語), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 魚
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 牛倨切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɨʌH/ /ŋi̯woH/ /ŋiɔH/ /ŋiɔH/ /ŋɨə̆H/ /ŋĭoH/ /ŋiɔH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ngjoX › /*ŋ(r)aʔ/ speak

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
13159 0 /*ŋaʔ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. language; speech; expression; words
  2. saying; proverb; set phrase

Compounds[edit]