形声

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See also: 形聲

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 形聲 (“phonosemantic compounding”).
(This term, 形声, is the simplified form of 形聲.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
形聲 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese compound 形聲 (MC ɦeŋ ɕiᴇŋ, literally “form, shape + sound”).

The kan'on, so likely a borrowing from later in the history of Middle Chinese.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(けい)(せい) (keisei (kyūjitai 形聲)

  1. One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN