Last modified on 10 December 2014, at 23:09

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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 149 +6, 8 strokes, cangjie input 戈女竹十口 (IVHJR), composition)

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ChineseEdit

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PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 匣 (33)
Final: 夬
Division: II

Openness: Closed
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie: 下快切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɣuaiH/ /ɣwaiH/ /ɣuaiH/ /ɦʷɯaiH/ /ɦwaɨjsH/ /ɣwæiH/ /ɣuaiH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
huà ‹ hwaejH › /*[g]ʷˤrat-s/ speak; words

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
7558 3 /*ɡroːds/

NounEdit

  1. speech, talk, language
  2. conversation, what somebody said, (somebody's) words
  3. dialect

CompoundsEdit