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Translingual[edit]

Han character[edit]

(radical 169 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 中尸日 (LSA), composition)

  1. midpoint, space
  2. place, locality

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 山
Division: II

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 古莧切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kɣɛnH/ /kănH/ /kɛnH/ /kɯænH/ /kəɨnH/ /kænH/ /kænH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jiān ‹ kean › /*kˤre[n]/ interval

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
6226 2 /*kreːn/ 原作閒同說文

Postposition[edit]

  1. among; between

Classifier[edit]

  1. for houses and other buildings

Compounds[edit]