See also: 汉音

Chinese edit

Chinese; name of a dynasty; man sound; noise; news
trad. (漢音)
simp. (汉音)
 
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Noun edit

漢音

  1. the kan'on reading of Chinese characters (kanji) in Japanese, descended from the Middle Chinese pronunciation from the late Tang Dynasty through the early Song Dynasty in Chinese history

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Examples

(はつ)(めい) (hatsumei): invention

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 3
おん
Grade: 1
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
漢音 (kyūjitai)

Etymology edit

Probably composed in Japan of Middle Chinese-derived elements as a compound of (kan, Han Chinese) +‎ (on, sound).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(かん)(おん) (kan'on

  1. Kan'on, a Sino-Japanese kanji pronunciation layer; based mainly on the Chinese pronunciation in use in the areas around Chang'an (around modern-day Xi'an) and Henan, as imported into Japanese in the Nara period and the early Heian period in Japanese history, and roughly from the late Tang Dynasty through the early Song Dynasty in Chinese history.[2][3] The predominant layer used in Japanese today, as opposed to the other layers which are associated with restricted sets of words (Buddhism, etc.).
    Hypernyms: 漢字音 (kanji-on), 音読み (on'yomi)
    Coordinate terms: 呉音 (goon), 漢音 (kan'on), 宋音 (sōon), 唐音 (tōon), 慣用音 (kan'yōon)

References edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 NHK Broadcasting Culture Research Institute, editor (1998), NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK Publishing, →ISBN
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Matsumura, Akira, editor (2006), 大辞林 (in Japanese), Third edition, Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  3. ^ Shōgaku Tosho (1988) 国語大辞典(新装版) [Unabridged Dictionary of Japanese (Revised Edition)] (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN