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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
其-bw.png
Stroke order
其-order.gif

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 廿一一金 (TMMC), four-corner 44801, composition)

  1. his, her, its, their
  2. that

Derived characters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 127, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 1472
  • Dae Jaweon: page 286, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 245, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+5176

Chinese[edit]

simp. and trad.

Glyph origin[edit]

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script
其-oracle.svg 其-bronze.svg 其-bigseal.svg 其-seal.svg


References:

Mostly from Richard Sears' Chinese Etymology site (authorisation),
which in turn draws data from various collections of ancient forms of Chinese characters, including:

  • Shuowen Jiezi (small seal),
  • Jinwen Bian (bronze inscriptions),
  • Liushutong (large seal) and
  • Xu Jiaguwen Bian (oracle bone script).

Pictogram (象形): a basket sitting on a stand.

Later borrowed for an Old Chinese pronoun. The derivative refers to the original word.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (30) (28)
Final () (19) (19)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɡɨ/ /kɨ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɡɨ/ /kɨ/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɡie/ /kie/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/gɨ/ /kɨ/
Li
Rong
/ɡiə/ /kiə/
Wang
Li
/ɡĭə/ /kĭə/
Bernard
Karlgren
/gi/ /ki/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ gi › ‹ gi ›
Old
Chinese
/*ɡə/ /*ɡə/
English modal particle (3p possessive)

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
Reading # 1/2 2/2
No. 9937 9947
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*kɯ/ /*ɡɯ/

Pronoun[edit]

  1. (Classical Chinese) he, she, it, they, its (gender and number neutral)

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

‎(hiragana , romaji shi)

  1. (archaic) that
  2. you
  3. oneself

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(gi) (hangeul , revised gi, McCune-Reischauer ki)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khởi, , kỳ, )

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