參差

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Chinese[edit]

 
ginseng; take part in; participate; join; attend; to join; unequal; varied; irregular; to counsel; uneven; not uniform
 
differ from; short of; to lack; poor; send; a messenger; a mission; to commission; uneven; difference; discrepancy; to differ; error; to err; to make a mistake
trad. (參差)
simp. (参差)
variant forms 嵾嵳
嵾嵯

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 2/5 1/5
Initial () (19) (19)
Final () (140) (13)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () Chongniu III Chongniu III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/t͡ʃʰˠiɪm/ /t͡ʃʰˠiᴇ/
Pan
Wuyun
/ʈ͡ʂʰᵚim/ /ʈ͡ʂʰᵚiɛ/
Shao
Rongfen
/t͡ʃʰiem/ /t͡ʃʰiɛ/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ʈ͡ʂʰjim/ /ʈ͡ʂʰjiə̆/
Li
Rong
/t͡ʃʰjəm/ /t͡ʃʰje/
Wang
Li
/t͡ʃʰĭĕm/ /t͡ʃʰǐe/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ʈ͡ʂʰi̯əm/ /ʈ͡ʂʰie̯/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
chēn chī
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 2/4 4/5
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
cēn
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsrhim › ‹ tsrhje ›
Old
Chinese
/*[tsʰr][u]m/ /*tsʰraj/
English 參差 tsrhim.tsrhje uneven 參差 uneven

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 # 4/5 6/6
No. 1103 18042
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
3 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*sʰrum/ /*sʰral/
Notes

Adjective[edit]

參差

  1. (ideophonic) irregular; uneven; jagged

Derived terms[edit]