Template:Han compound

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This template is used in the glyph origin section, similar to {{compound}}, but specifically for Hanzi compound. Use

{{Han compound|first part|second part|optionally more parts}}

For instance, a simple etymology of could be created with:

{{Han compound|莫|巾}}

which evaluates to:

+

As elsewhere, etymologies should be referenced.

More parts[edit]

For the character classification, a “|ls=”(stands for "liushu") parameter with "i/ic/psc" could be added:

{{Han compound|莫|巾|ls=psc}}

Where i means "Ideograms", ic means "Ideogrammic compounds", psc means "Phono-semantic compounds" (形聲字形声字 (xíngshēngzì)).

A Phono-semantic compound is made up of two characters: phonetic one and semantic one. Mark them by using “|c1=”, “|c2=” with parameters "p" or "s":

{{Han compound|莫|巾|c1=p|c2=s|ls=psc}}

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic (OC *maːɡ) + semantic

Furthermore, there is the possibility to give translations of the parts by using “|t1=”, “|t2=”:

{{Han compound|莫|巾|t2=textiles|ls=psc}}

Finally, alternative representation forms can be given by using the “|alt1=”, “|alt2=” parameters, take "慕" for example:

{{Han compound|莫|心|t2=heart|alt2=㣺|ls=psc}}

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): + (heart)

Additional parameters[edit]

|adj=
If specified, returns an adjectival form of the liushu name, i.e. “pictographic” instead of “pictogram”.
|nocap=
If yes, converts the first letter to lower case.
|no_och= (for page title character) and |no_ochx= (for the xth component)
If specified, disables automatic Old Chinese pronunciation for the corresponding character (which is displayed by default for the title character and the phonetic component, if the character is a phono-semantic character).
|abbx= (for the xth component)
If yes, the component will be labelled as abbreviated.
|trx= (for transliteration of the xth component)
Replaces Old Chinese pronunciation with user defined pronunciation (eg. for dialectal characters).

For characters of non-Chinese origin[edit]

{{Han compound|米#Vietnamese|頗#Vietnamese|c1=s|c2=p|t1=rice|tr2=phở|ls=psc}}

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic (rice) + phonetic (phở)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字/说文解字) is a standard reference (early 2nd century CE), and is valuable (解字 = analyze/characters) but inaccurate at some points.

TemplateData[edit]

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TemplateData for Han compound

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Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
1st character1

The first character of the compound

Example
Pageoptional
2nd character2

The second character of the compound

Example
Pageoptional
3rd character...3

3rd character and on are optional; use params 4, 5, 6, etc. for beyond 3

Pageoptional
Liushu categoryls

Type of character composition (liùshū/六書)

Example
“psc” (phono-semantic compound); “i” (ideogram); “id” (ideogrammic compound)
Stringoptional
Use adjectival form?adj

If non-empty, returns an adjectival form of the liushu name, i.e. “pictographic” instead of “pictogram”.

Example
yes
Stringoptional
Use lowercase?nocap

If 'yes', the first letter will be made lowercase

Example
yes
Stringoptional
Alternate form for character 1alt1

Alternate form of the first character included in the compound

Example
Stringoptional
Alternate form for character 2alt2

Alternate form of the second character included in the compound

Example
Stringoptional
Translation 1tr1

Meaning of the first character component

Example
textiles
Stringoptional
Translation 2tr2

Meaning of the second character component

Example
heart
Stringoptional