TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): semantic  (female, woman) + phonetic . Originally a variant of ("elder sister"), later repurposed as a feminine third-person pronoun. Linguist Liu Bannong is credited with coining this use in September 1920.

Han characterEdit

(radical 38 +3, 6 strokes, cangjie input 女心木 (VPD), four-corner 44412, composition)

  1. she, her

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 255, character 5
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 6046
  • Dae Jaweon: page 518, character 5
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 1029, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+5979

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping ji1, taa1, Yale yi1, ta1)

PronounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Jyutping taa1)

  1. she

HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ tha (tha1), Guangdong t'a1, Hagfa Pinyim ta1)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin (ta1))

  1. she
    那人说,你所赐给我,与我同居的女人,她把那树上的果子给我,我就吃了。
    Nà rén shuō , nǐ suǒ cìgĕi wǒ , yǔ wǒ tóngjū de nǚrén , tā bà nà shù shàng de guǒzi gĕi wǒ , wǒ jiù chī le .
    And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(TLPA ta (ta1), Guangdong ta1)

ReferencesEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tha)

Last modified on 19 April 2014, at 03:24