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TranslingualEdit

Stroke order

EtymologyEdit

Historical forms of the character
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Bamboo and silk script Large seal script Small seal script

Phono-semantic compound (形聲, OC *ŋraː, *ŋaː): semantic  + phonetic  ‎(OC *ŋaːʔ)

Han characterEdit

(radical 30 +4, 7 strokes, cangjie input 一一口 (MMR), four-corner 10601, composition)

Derived charactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 180, character 3
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 3379
  • Dae Jaweon: page 398, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 585, character 13
  • Unihan data for U+543E

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Sino-Tibetan *ŋa. Cognate with (), (ǎn), 𠊎.

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/2 2/2
Initial () (31) (31)
Final () (23) (98)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Level (Ø)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I II
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋuo/ /ŋˠa/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋuo/ /ŋᵚa/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋo/ /ŋa/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋɔ/ /ŋaɨ/
Li
Rong
/ŋo/ /ŋa/
Wang
Li
/ŋu/ /ŋa/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋuo/ /ŋa/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngu ›
Old
Chinese
/*ŋˤa/
English I, my

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 2/2
No. 13135 13146
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋraː/ /*ŋaː/
Notes

PronounEdit

  1. (literary, classical, dialectal) I, me, my, our

SynonymsEdit

Dialectal synonyms of ("I")
Variety Location Words
Classical Classical
Mandarin Beijing
Jinan
Xi'an
Wuhan
Chengdu
Yangzhou
Hefei
Cantonese Guangzhou
Hong Kong
Taishan
Yangjiang
Gan Nanchang
Hakka Meixian 𠊎
Miaoli (N. Sixian) 𠊎
Liudui (S. Sixian) 𠊎
Hsinchu (Hailu) 𠊎
Dongshi (Dabu) 𠊎
Taiwanese Raoping 𠊎
Yunlin (Zhao'an) 𠊎
Jin Taiyuan
Min Bei Jian'ou
Min Dong Fuzhou
Min Nan Xiamen
Taipei
Chaozhou
Wu Shanghai 阿拉
Suzhou
Wenzhou
Xiang Changsha
Shuangfeng

Proper nounEdit

  1. A surname​. Wu

JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(“Jinmeiyō” kanji used for names)

  1. I, me

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

‎(o) (hangeul , revised o, McCune-Reischauer o)

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Old JapaneseEdit

PronounEdit

‎(わ, wa)

  1. I, oneself

DescendantsEdit


VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(ngô, ngo)

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ReadingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Thiều Chửu : Hán Việt Tự Điển Hà Nội 1942
  • Trần Văn Chánh: Từ Điển Hán Việt NXB Trẻ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
  • Vũ Văn Kính: Đại Tự Điển Chữ Nôm , NXB Văn Nghệ, Ho Chi Minh Ville, 1999
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