ChineseEdit

carambola
 
distinct; clear; orderly
distinct; clear; orderly; pain; suffering; ancient place name; surname
trad. (萇楚)
simp. (苌楚)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (11) (19)
Final () (105) (22)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ɖɨɐŋ/ /t͡ʃʰɨʌX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ɖiɐŋ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰiɔX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ȡiɑŋ/ /t͡ʃʰiɔX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ɖɨaŋ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰɨə̆X/
Li
Rong
/ȡiaŋ/ /t͡ʃʰiɔX/
Wang
Li
/ȡĭaŋ/ /t͡ʃʰĭoX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ȡʱi̯aŋ/ /ʈ͡ʂʰi̯woX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
cháng chǔ
Expected
Cantonese
Reflex
coeng4 co2
BaxterSagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 1/3
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
chǔ
Middle
Chinese
‹ tsrhjoX ›
Old
Chinese
/*[s.r̥]aʔ/
English arrange in order

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 1/2
No. 1277 11781
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
0 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*daŋ/ /*sŋ̊ʰraʔ/

NounEdit

萇楚

  1. (literary) A plant mentioned in the Book of Songs, uncertainly identified as the star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) or the kiwi fruit (Actinidia deliciosa).
    萇楚猗儺 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    苌楚猗傩 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: The Classic of Poetry, circa 11th – 7th centuries BCE, translated based on James Legge's version
    Xí yǒu chángchǔ, ēnuó qí zhī. [Pinyin]
    In the low wet grounds is the carambola tree;
    Soft and pliant are its branches.

Derived termsEdit