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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (female, woman) + phonetic . Originally a variant of ("elder sister"), later repurposed as a feminine third-person pronoun. Linguist Liu Bannong is credited with coining this use in September 1920.

Han character[edit]

(radical 38 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 女心木 (VPD), four-corner 44412, composition)

  1. she, her

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 255, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6046
  • Dae Jaweon: page 518, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1029, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5979

Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping ji1, taa1, Yale yi1, ta1)

Pronoun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping taa1)

  1. she

Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ tha (tha1), Guangdong t'a1, Hagfa Pinyim ta1)

References[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin (ta1))

  1. she
    那人说,你所赐给我,与我同居的女人,她把那树上的果子给我,我就吃了。
    Nà rén shuō , nǐ suǒ cìgĕi wǒ , yǔ wǒ tóngjū de nǚrén , tā bà nà shù shàng de guǒzi gĕi wǒ , wǒ jiù chī le .
    And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Min Nan[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(TLPA ta (ta1), Guangdong ta1)

References[edit]


Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(tha)