Last modified on 14 July 2014, at 05:17

TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 142 +7, 13 strokes, cangjie input 中戈竹手戈 (LIHQI), four-corner 53150, composition)

  1. moth

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1083, character 31
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 33082
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1551, character 18
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 4, page 2856, character 6
  • Unihan data for U+86FE

ChineseEdit

simpl. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (蛾), Pronunciation (1/2)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 歌
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 五何切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋɑ/ /ŋɑ/ /ŋɑ/ /ŋɑ/ /ŋa/ /ŋɑ/ /ŋɑ/
Character (蛾), Pronunciation (2/2)

Initial: 疑 (31)
Final: 支
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Rising (X)

Fanqie: 魚倚切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋiᴇX/ /ŋie̯X/ /ŋieX/ /ŋiɛX/ /ŋiə̆X/ /ŋǐeX/ /ŋjɛX/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system (2011)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
é ‹ nga › /*ŋˁaj/ silkworm
‹ ngjeX › /*m-qʰajʔ {*m-qʰ(r)ajʔ}/ ant
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
13036 1 /*ŋaːl/ 見荀子,說文下從二蟲
13050 1 /*ŋralʔ/ 同蟻見墨子

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(uncommon “Hyōgai” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana , romaji ga)

  1. a moth

See alsoEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(a) (hangeul , revised a, McCune-Reischauer a, Yale a)

  1. {나방) moth, compare butterfly (나비, nabi)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngài, nga)