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TranslingualEdit

EtymologyEdit

Phono-semantic compound (形聲): phonetic  + semantic  ‎(feather)

Han characterEdit

(radical 124 +10, 16 strokes, cangjie input 十十人尸一 (JJOSM), four-corner 48427)

  1. writing brush, pen, pencil

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 958, character 43
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 28780
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1405, character 1
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 5, page 3353, character 8
  • Unihan data for U+7FF0

ChineseEdit

simp. and trad.

PronunciationEdit

Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (), Pronunciation 1/2

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɑn/ /ɣɑn/ /ɣɑn/ /ɦɑn/ /ɦan/ /ɣɑn/ /ɣɑn/
Character (), Pronunciation 2/2

Initial: (33)
Final:
Division: I

Openness: Open
Tone: Departing (H)

Fanqie:
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/ɦɑnH/ /ɣɑnH/ /ɣɑnH/ /ɦɑnH/ /ɦanH/ /ɣɑnH/ /ɣɑnH/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
hàn ‹ hanH › /*[ɡ]ˤar (MC implies *-s)/ white (of a horse)
hàn ‹ hanH › /*[ɡ]ˤar-s/ pheasant; feather, wing
hàn ‹ hanH › /*[ɡ]ˤar-s/ high
hàn ‹ hanH › /*m-kˤar-s/ prop up, support

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
3704 1 /*ɡaːn/
3705 1 /*ɡaːns/

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‎(han) (hangeul , revised han, McCune-Reischauer han, Yale han)

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Han characterEdit

(hàn)

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