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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
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shinjitai

simplified

traditional

Etymology[edit]

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 212 +0, 5 strokes, cangjie input 戈大心 (IKP))

  1. dragon, dragons
  2. symbolic of an emperor; imperial

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

simpl.
trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: 來 (37)
Final: 鍾
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 力鍾切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/lɨoŋ/ /li̯woŋ/ /lioŋ/ /lioŋ/ /luawŋ/ /lĭwoŋ/ /lioŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
lóng ‹ ljowng › /*[məә]-roŋ/ dragon

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
8436 0 /*b·roŋ/

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