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ChineseEdit

 
to speak; to say; talk; word
 
dialect; language; speech; tell to
trad. (言語)
simp. (言语)

PronunciationEdit



Rime
Character
Reading # 1/1 1/2
Initial () (31) (31)
Final () (65) (22)
Tone (調) Level (Ø) Rising (X)
Openness (開合) Open Open
Division () III III
Fanqie
Reconstructions
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
/ŋɨɐn/ /ŋɨʌX/
Pan
Wuyun
/ŋiɐn/ /ŋiɔX/
Shao
Rongfen
/ŋiɐn/ /ŋiɔX/
Edwin
Pulleyblank
/ŋɨan/ /ŋɨə̆X/
Li
Rong
/ŋiɐn/ /ŋiɔX/
Wang
Li
/ŋĭɐn/ /ŋĭoX/
Bernard
Karlgren
/ŋɨ̯ɐn/ /ŋi̯woX/
Expected
Mandarin
Reflex
yán
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character
Reading # 3/4 1/2
Modern
Beijing
(Pinyin)
yán
Middle
Chinese
‹ ngjon › ‹ ngjoX ›
Old
Chinese
/*ŋa[n]/ /*ŋ(r)aʔ/
English speak; speech speak

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. 14271 13159
Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
1 0
Corresponding
MC rime
Old
Chinese
/*ŋan/ /*ŋaʔ/

NounEdit

言語

  1. speech; spoken language
    讀書言語無味讀書便面目可憎 [Classical Chinese, trad.]
    读书言语无味读书便面目可憎 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
    From: Song Dynasty, Huang Tingjian
    Yī rì bù dúshū, yányǔ wúwèi; sān rì bù dúshū, biàn jué miànmùkězēng. [Pinyin]
    Not studying for a day, my speech becomes dull; Not studying for three days, my looks become repulsive.

PronunciationEdit


VerbEdit

言語

  1. (colloquial Mandarin, Hakka) to speak; to say a word
    一聲言語 [MSC, trad.]
    一声言语 [MSC, simp.]
    Tā yīshēng bù yányu jiù zǒu le. [Pinyin]
    He left without saying anything.
    怎麼言語 / 怎么言语  ―  Nǐ zěnme bù yányu?  ―  Why aren't you saying anything?

DescendantsEdit

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
げん
Grade: 2

Grade: 2
on'yomi

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

言語 ‎(hiragana げんご, romaji gengo)

  1. language, speech

Derived termsEdit


KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

NounEdit

言語 ‎(eoneo) ‎(hangeul 언어)

  1. Hanja form? of 언어, “language”.
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