See also: 形聲

ChineseEdit

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 形聲 (“phonosemantic compounding”).
(This term, 形声, is the simplified form of 形聲.)
Notes:

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
けい
Grade: 2
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
形聲 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese compound 形聲 (heng syeng, literally form, shape + sound).

The kan'on, so likely a borrowing from later in the history of Middle Chinese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

(けい)(せい) (keisei (kyūjitai 形聲)

  1. One of the types of Han characters, containing those characters comprising a part that indicates the meaning, and a part that indicates the pronunciation.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  • 2002, Yasuo Kitahara, 明鏡国語辞典 (Meikyō Kokugo Jiten), First Edition (in Japanese), Tokyo: Taishūkan Shoten, →ISBN