Talk:輕

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Vietnamese[edit]

http://www.petrus-tvk.com/ChuThich.html needs to be checked to verify Vietnamese. 24.29.228.33 19:16, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Done. 24.29.228.33 19:17, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Why does the character use 车字旁?[edit]

The glyph origin tries to explain the 车 component by writing 'light carriage'.

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kʰeŋ, *kʰeŋs): semantic  (carriage) + phonetic  (OC *keːŋ)-light carriage.

I think that some clarification needs to be made about what 'light carriage' is trying to say in this context: it's not an attmept to define 轻, it's an attempt to rationalize the semantic component. Here's my rough attempt:

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *kʰeŋ, *kʰeŋs): semantic  (carriage) + phonetic  (OC *keːŋ). Explanation of semantic component: light carriage.

--Geographyinitiative (talk) 10:19, 20 February 2018 (UTC)