ChineseEdit

 
carry; what; how
carry; what; how; why; which
not; no
simp. and trad.
(何不)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 1/3 2/3 3/3
Initial () (33) (1) (1) (1)
Final () (94) (136) (136) (60)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø) Rising (X) Checked (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open Open Closed
Division () I III III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɦɑ/ /pɨu/ /pɨuX/ /pɨut̚/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɦɑ/ /piu/ /piuX/ /piut̚/
Shao
Rongfen
/ɣɑ/ /piəu/ /piəuX/ /piuət̚/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɦa/ /puw/ /puwX/ /put̚/
Li
Rong
/ɣɑ/ /piu/ /piuX/ /piuət̚/
Wang
Li
/ɣɑ/ /pĭəu/ /pĭəuX/ /pĭuət̚/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ɣɑ/ /pi̯ə̯u/ /pi̯ə̯uX/ /pi̯uət̚/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
fōu fǒu fu
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
ho4 fau1 fau2 fat1
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ha › ‹ pjuw ›
Old
Chinese
/*[ɡ]ˁaj/ /*pə/
English what not

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
Reading # 1/2 1/3 2/3 3/3
No. 7458 1025 1029 1048
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0 0 1
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ɡaːl/ /*pɯ/ /*pɯʔ/ /*pɯ'/
Notes

AdverbEdit

何不

  1. (literary) why not

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