See also: 母语

ChineseEdit

female; mother
 
speech; language; dialect
speech; language; dialect; tell to
trad. (母語)
simp. (母语)
 
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EtymologyEdit

Calque of English mother tongue.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

母語

  1. mother tongue; native language; first language
    母語干擾母语干扰  ―  mǔyǔ gānrǎo  ―  first-language interference
    英語母語 [MSC, trad.]
    英语母语 [MSC, simp.]
    yǐ yīngyǔ wéi mǔyǔ de rén [Pinyin]
    native English speaker
    母語代表一定 [MSC, trad.]
    母语代表一定 [MSC, simp.]
    Mǔyǔ bù dàibiǎo shuō de jiù yīdìng hǎo. [Pinyin]
    Not all native speakers speak their first language well.
    學生母語臺語 [Taiwanese Hokkien, trad.]
    学生母语台语 [Taiwanese Hokkien, simp.]
    Chit ê ha̍k-seng ê bú-gú sī Tâi-gú. [Pe̍h-ōe-jī]
    This student is a native speaker of Taiwanese Hokkien.
  2. ancestral language
    據說1990成立東干族協會吉爾吉斯斯坦南方奧什回回因爲不會陝甘寧方言嚎啕大哭痛惜自己丟失母語 [MSC, trad.]
    据说1990成立东干族协会吉尔吉斯斯坦南方奥什回回因为不会陕甘宁方言嚎啕大哭痛惜自己丢失母语 [MSC, simp.]
    From: 林濤《中亞東干語研究》第20頁
    Jùshuō zài 1990 nián chénglì quánsū dōnggānzú xiéhuì shí, jí'ěrjísīsītǎn nánfāng de àoshén huíhuí yīnwèi bùhuì jiǎng shǎngānníng fāngyán ér háotáodàkū, tòngxī zìjǐ diūshī le mǔyǔ. [Pinyin]
    It is said that during the 1990 formation of the All-Soviet Dungan Association, Hui of Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan cried most terribly, unable to speak their Shaan-Gan-Ning dialect, lamenting the loss of their native language.
  3. official mandated language of one's ethnic group

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Sino-Xenic (母語):
  • Japanese: 母語(ぼご) (bogo)
  • Korean: 모어 (母語, mo'eo)

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on’yomi

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
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Calque of English mother tongue.[2]

NounEdit

()() (bogo

  1. a first language, a mother tongue, a native tongue, a native language
    (えい)()()()として(はな)(ひと)
    Eigo o bogo to shite hanasu hito.
    A native speaker of English.
    • 2009, Okada, Hideo [岡田英夫], ()(ほん)()(きょう)(いく)(のう)(りょく)(けん)(てい)()(けん)(ごう)(かく)するための()()()(しき) [Fundamentals for Passing the JLPT]‎[1] (in Japanese), revised edition, page 24:
      ()()(きょう)()(がく)(しゅう)のいずれも()(せい)にしない(だい)()(げん)()(かく)(とく)(ほう)(しき)として()(かい)(かく)()(ひろ)まり、()(ほん)でも(いち)()で、(えい)()イマージョン(きょう)(いく)()()れられています。
      Bogo to kyōka gakushū no izure mo gisei ni shinai daini gengo kakutoku no hōshiki to shite sekai kakuchi ni hiromari, Nihon de mo ichibu de, Eigo imājon kyōiku ga toriirerarete imasu.
      Around the world, and in some parts of Japan, English immersion is becoming a widespread method of second language acquisition which sacrifices neither one's mother tongue nor traditional education.
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Calque of French langue maternelle, or of German Ursprache.[2]

NounEdit

()() (bogo

  1. (linguistics, uncommon) a proto-language, a mother language (from which later daughter languages evolve)
Usage notesEdit

In this sense, 母語 (bogo) has been largely superseded by the term 祖語 (sogo, literally ancestral language).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

母語 (mo'eo or McCune-Reischauer: moŏ or Yale: mōe) (hangeul 모어)

  1. Hanja form? of 모어 (native language).