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Translingual[edit]

Traditional
Shinjitai
Simplified

Etymology[edit]

Believed to represent drums on a wooden rack, with the drums being represented visually by two 幺 and one 白, and the wood being represented in thought by a 木 (tree) below, meaning "music".

Han character[edit]

(radical 75 +11, 15 strokes, cangjie input 女戈木 (VID), four-corner 22904, composition ⿱⿲)

References[edit]


Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.
alt. forms

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/3 2/3 3/3
Initial () (31) (31) (37)
Final () (90) (10) (103)
Tone (調) Departing (H) Checked (Ø) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open
Division () II II I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋɣauH/ /ŋɣʌk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋɯauH/ /ŋɯɔk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋauH/ /ŋɔk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋaɨwH/ /ŋaɨwk̚/ /lak̚/
Li
Rong
/ŋauH/ /ŋɔk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Wang
Li
/ŋauH/ /ŋɔk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋauH/ /ŋɔk̚/ /lɑk̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yào yuè luò
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yào yuè
Middle
Chinese
‹ lak › ‹ lak › ‹ ngæwH › ‹ ngæwk ›
Old
Chinese
/*[r]ˤawk/ /*[r]ˤawk/ /*[ŋ]ˤrawk-s/ /*[ŋ]ˤrawk/
English to cure joy; enjoy cause to rejoice music

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 # 1/3 2/3 3/3
No. 7670 7673 7683
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 1 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋraːwɢs/ /*raːwɢ/ /*ŋraːwɢ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. happy, glad
  2. enjoyable, fun
  3. music
  4. A surname​.

Compounds[edit]

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for nameskyūjitai kanji, shinjitai form )

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Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(ak, rak, yo)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): , ,  (revised: ak, rak, yo, McCune-Reischauer: ak, rak, yo, Yale: ak, lak, yo)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(lạc, nhác, nhạc, nhạo)

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