Chinese

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stubborn; contrary; bend
stubborn; contrary; bend; break in two
 
sound; noise; news
simp. and trad.
(拗音)
 
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Etymology

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Orthographic borrowing from Japanese 拗音(ようおん) (yōon, the sound of a mora).

Pronunciation

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Noun

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拗音

  1. the sound of a Japanese mora involving a consonant, semi-vowel, and vowel, such as きゃ (kya) or the obsolete クヮ (kwa) (Classifier: )
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Japanese

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Kanji in this term
よう
Hyōgaiji
おん
Grade: 1
goon
 拗音 on Japanese Wikipedia

Etymology

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(crooked) +‎ (sound)

Pronunciation

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Noun

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(よう)(おん) (yōonえうおん (euon)?

  1. (Japanese orthography and phonology) in 和語 (wago, native words) and 漢語 (kango, Classical Chinese words), a mora that is spelt with:
    Antonym: 直音 (chokuon)
    1. one of the full-sized kana, (ki), (gi), (shi), (ji), (chi), (ji), (ni), (hi), (bi), (pi), (mi) and (ri), followed by one the small kana, , and , to represent the palatalization of the mora
    2. one of the full-sized kana, (ku) and (gu), followed by the small kana , to represent the historical labialization of the mora

Descendants

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  • Chinese: 拗音 (ǎoyīn)

References

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  1. ^ NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 [NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary] (in Japanese), Tokyo: NHK Publishing, Inc., →ISBN
  2. ^ Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 [Daijirin] (in Japanese), Third edition, Tokyo: Sanseidō, →ISBN