小說

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See also: 小説 and 小说

Chinese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

 
small; tiny; few; young
to speak; to say; persuade (politically)
trad. (小說)
simp. (小说)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
Initial () (16) (26)
Final () (91) (82)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siᴇuX/ /ɕiuᴇt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɛuX/ /ɕʷiɛt̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjæuX/ /ɕjuæt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/siawX/ /ɕwiat̚/
Li
Rong
/siɛuX/ /ɕiuɛt̚/
Wang
Li
/sĭɛuX/ /ɕĭuɛt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯ɛuX/ /ɕi̯wɛt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiǎo shuo
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
xiǎo shuō
Middle
Chinese
‹ sjewX › ‹ sywet ›
Old
Chinese
/*[s]ewʔ/ /*l̥ot/
English small speak, explain

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 # 1/1 2/3
No. 13705 2571
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*smewʔ/ /*hljod/
Notes

Noun[edit]

小說

  1. fiction (including novels, novellas, short stories and flash fiction) (Classifier: ; )
    電影改編著名同名小說 [MSC, trad.]
    电影改编著名同名小说 [MSC, simp.]
    Zhè bù diànyǐng gǎibiān zì zhùmíng de tóngmíng xiǎoshuō. [Pinyin]
    The film is adapted from the well-known novel of the same name.
    從來沒有想到小說作者 [MSC, trad.]
    从来没有想到小说作者 [MSC, simp.]
    Wǒ cónglái méiyǒu xiǎngdào tā shì nà běn xiǎoshuō de zuòzhě. [Pinyin]
    It never occurred to me that he was the author of that novel.
  2. (literary) petty words
    小說縣令大達 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    小说县令大达 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Zhuangzi, circa 3rd – 2nd centuries BCE
    Shì xiǎoshuō yǐ gān xuánlìng, qí yú dàdá yì yuǎn yǐ. [Pinyin]
    (please add an English translation of this example)
  3. (literary) miscellaneous book (clarification of this definition is being sought)
Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (小說):

Etymology 2[edit]

 
small; tiny; few; young
joy (original character of )
trad. (小說)
simp. (小说)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 2/3
Initial () (16) (36)
Final () (91) (82)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Closed
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/siᴇuX/ /jiuᴇt̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/siɛuX/ /jʷiɛt̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/sjæuX/ /juæt̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/siawX/ /jwiat̚/
Li
Rong
/siɛuX/ /iuɛt̚/
Wang
Li
/sĭɛuX/ /jĭuɛt̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/si̯ɛuX/ /i̯wɛt̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
xiǎo yuè
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character
Reading # 1/1 3/3
No. 13705 2577
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
2 3
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*smewʔ/ /*lod/
Notes

Noun[edit]

小說

  1. (literary) little joy