Last modified on 16 August 2014, at 20:29

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 44 +2, 5 strokes, cangjie input 尸心 (SP), four-corner 77211, composition)

  1. Buddhist nun
  2. transliteration for "ni" (e.g. 尼日尔)

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 300, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 7635
  • Dae Jaweon: page 596, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 2, page 965, character 4
  • Unihan data for U+5C3C

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (尼), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 娘 (12)
Final: 脂
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 女夷切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɳiɪ/ /ni/ /ni/ /ɳi/ /ɳi/ /ni/ /njɪ/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
‹ nejX › /*nˤəәrʔ/ to stop
‹ nejH › /*nˤəәrʔ-s/ to stop, obstruct
‹ nrij › /*nr[əәj]/ near, close

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
9428 1 /*nil/

CompoundsEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana あま, romaji ama)

  1. nun

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(ni, i) (hangeul , , revised ni, i, McCune-Reischauer ni, i)

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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ni, này, , nơi, nầy, )

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