Last modified on 6 January 2015, at 21:25

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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 64 +0, 3 strokes, cangjie input 木竹 (DH), four-corner 40200)

  1. talent, ability
  2. just, only, merely

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 416, character 30
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 11769
  • Dae Jaweon: page 763, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 1824, character 2
  • Unihan data for U+624D

ChineseEdit

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simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit


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

Initial: 從 (15)
Final: 咍
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 昨哉切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/d͡zʌi/ /d͡zʱɑ̆i/ /d͡zᴀi/ /d͡zəi/ /d͡zəj/ /d͡zɒi/ /d͡zɒi/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
cái ‹ dzoj › /*[dz]ˤə/ talent, ability

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
1061 0 /*zlɯː/

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

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ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana さい, romaji sai)

  1. ability, talent, aptitude

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(jae)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: jae, McCune-Reischauer: chae, Yale: cay)
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VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(tài)

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