ChineseEdit

 
old; aged; venerable
old; aged; venerable; outdated; experienced; (affectionate prefix)
female; mother
simp. and trad.
(老母)

Pronunciation 1Edit


NounEdit

老母

  1. (chiefly Cantonese, Min Nan, informal, non-face-to-face) mom; mother
Usage notesEdit

In Cantonese, it may be considered offensive or crude.

SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Pronunciation 2Edit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Initial () (37) (4)
Final () (89) (137)
Tone (調) Rising (X) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () I I
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/lɑuX/ /məuX/
Pan
Wuyun
/lɑuX/ /məuX/
Shao
Rongfen
/lɑuX/ /məuX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/lawX/ /məwX/
Li
Rong
/lɑuX/ /muX/
Wang
Li
/lɑuX/ /məuX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/lɑuX/ /mə̯uX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
lǎo mǒu
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/1
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
lǎo
Middle
Chinese
‹ lawX › ‹ muwX ›
Old
Chinese
/*C.rˁuʔ/ /*məʔ/ (? or *mˁoʔ)
English old mother

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
Reading # 1/1 1/1
No. 7666 9288
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ruːʔ/ /*mɯʔ/

NounEdit

老母

  1. (literary) one's aging mother
  2. (literary) old woman

ReferencesEdit

  • Fielde, Adele Marion (1883) , “ (bó̤)”, in A Pronouncing and Defining Dictionary of the Swatow Dialect, Arranged According to Syllables and Tones, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, page 15