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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
はん
Grade: 2
だく
Grade: S
てん
Grade: 2
on’yomi
 半濁点 on Japanese Wikipedia
Examples (/p/ deriving)

(ha) (onset /h/) + (pa) (onset /p/)
(fu) (onset /h/ [ɸ]) + (pu) (onset /p/)

Examples ([ŋ] denoting)

Standard forms given to the left of the arrows; pronunciation dictionary forms given to their right:
ラス (gurasu)ラス (word-initially unchanged)
バッ (baggu)バッ (word-medially unchanged due to the devoicing effect of gemination)
(kagura)ク゚ (word-medially changed with used in place of )
キン (kingu)キンク゚ (word-medially changed with used in place of )

EtymologyEdit

(han-, half-; semi-) +‎ 濁点 (dakuten)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

半濁点 (hiragana はんだくてん, rōmaji handakuten)

  1. a diacritical mark, such as on , used to:
    1. derive the kana for a mora onsetted with /p/ from the kana for a mora onsetted with /h/
    2. orthographically phonetically denote [ŋ], a realization of /ɡ/ especially occurring word-medially, instead of the standard dakuten , chiefly in pronunciation dictionaries

SynonymsEdit