Sino-Xenic

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Etymology

Sino- +‎ Ancient Greek ξένος ‎(xénos, foreign, strange); coined in 1953 by the linguist Samuel Martin.

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Sino-Xenic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Sino-Xenic pronunciations are regular systems for reading Chinese in Japan, Korea and Vietnam, originating in medieval times and the source of large-scale borrowings of Chinese words into the Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese languages, none of which are genetically related to Chinese (excluding Sinitic topolects).
    Example: the Chinese term 歷史历史 (lìshǐ, “history”) has the following Sino-Xenic descendants:

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