鶯張り

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Japanese[edit]

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鶯張り
Kanji in this term
うぐいす
Hyōgaiji
は > ば
Grade: 5
kun’yomi

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (uguisu, Japanese bush warbler) +‎ 張り (hari, stretching, the 連用形 (ren'yōkei, continuative or stem form) of verb 張る haru, "to stretch"), from the way that the floor creaks upon pressure. The hari changes to bari as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

鶯張(うぐいすば) (uguisubari) (historical hiragana うぐひすばり)

  1. nightingale floor

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN