螞蟻

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Chinese[edit]

ant; grasshopper; dragonfly ant
trad. (螞蟻)
simp. (蚂蚁)

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (螞蟻, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: (31)
Final:
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋiᴇX/ /ŋie̯X/ /ŋieX/ /ŋiɛX/ /ŋiə̆X/ /ŋǐeX/ /ŋjɛX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (螞蟻, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ ngjeX › /*m-qʰ(r)ajʔ/ ant

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 No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13049 1 /*ŋralʔ/ 同螘本作蛾此見孫子

Noun[edit]

螞蟻 (classifier (zhī))

  1. ant

See also[edit]