馬腳

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See also: 马脚 and 馬脚

Chinese[edit]

horse; surname role; foot; base
trad. (馬腳)
simp. (马脚)

Pronunciation[edit]



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (4) (28)
Final () (98) (107)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () II III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/mˠaX/ /kɨɐk̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/mᵚaX/ /kiɐk̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/maX/ /kiɑk̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/maɨX/ /kɨak̚/
Li
Rong
/maX/ /kiak̚/
Wang
Li
/maX/ /kĭak̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/maX/ /ki̯ak̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
jue
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
jiǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ X › ‹ kjak ›
Old
Chinese
/*mˁraʔ/ /*[k]ak/
English horse leg, foot

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 # 1/1 1/1
No. 8715 10737
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*mraːʔ/ /*kaɡ/

Noun[edit]

馬腳

  1. horse's feet
  2. (figuratively) cloven foot; something that gives the game away; mistake or gap in a speech or theory; flaw
    英國人口音馬腳 [MSC, trad.]
    英国人口音马脚 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā zhuāng Yīngguórén, dàn tā de kǒuyīn ràng tā lòu le mǎjiǎo. [Pinyin]
    He pretended to be British, but his foreign accent gave him away.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (馬腳):