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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *laŋ): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *laŋ); Ideogram composed of 阜, fù ("hill") and 昜, yáng ("bright,sunny"), literally "sunny side of the mountain"; in contrast, the yin () is associated to the north of the hill (part cover yīn (侌) of fù hill (阜)), in the yin-yáng duality.

Han character[edit]

(radical 170 +9, 12 strokes, cangjie input 弓中日一竹 (NLAMH), four-corner 76227, composition)

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 1355, character 15
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 41725
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1859, character 14
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 4144, character 3
  • Unihan data for U+967D

Chinese[edit]

trad.
simp.

Pronunciation[edit]


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

Initial: (36)
Final: (105)
Tone: Level (Ø)

Openness: Open
Division: III
Fanqie:

Expected Mandarin reflex: yáng
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Pan
Wuyun
Shao
Rongfen
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Li
Rong
Wang
Li
Bernard
Karlgren
/jɨɐŋ/ /jiɐŋ/ /iɑŋ/ /jɨaŋ/ /iaŋ/ /jĭaŋ/ /i̯aŋ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
yáng ‹ yang › /*laŋ/ bright

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
14590 0 /*laŋ/

Definitions[edit]

  1. (philosophy) "male" principle; yang in yin-yang
  2. light
  3. sun

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 3 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. the sun
  2. yang (in contrast to yin)

Readings[edit]

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Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

‎(yang) (hangeul , revised yang, McCune-Reischauer yang, Yale yang)

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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(dương, dàng, giang, long)

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Compounds[edit]