隔音符號

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Chinese[edit]

 
to separate; to stand or lie between; to divide; to cut off
sound; noise; news
trad. (隔音符號) 符號
simp. (隔音符号) 符号
Examples

西安 (ān, Xi'an) (before a syllable beginning with an a)
海鷗海鸥 (hǎiōu, seagull) (before a syllable beginning with an o)
天鵝天鹅 (tiāné, swan) (before a syllable beginning with an e)

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Etymology[edit]

First used in the draft of the Scheme for the Chinese Phonetic Alphabet (漢語拼音方案) published in February 1956 by the Committee for the Reform of the Chinese Written Language (中國文字改革委員會).

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Noun[edit]

隔音符號

  1. apostrophe used to divide syllables within a word to avoid ambiguity in various alphabetic systems used in China; in pinyin, intended to be used between two syllables only if the second syllable begins with an a, o or e

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