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U+8A9E, 語
CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-8A9E

[U+8A9D]
CJK Unified Ideographs
[U+8A9F]

Translingual

Stroke order
14 strokes

Han character

(radical 149, +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 卜口一一口 (YRMMR), four-corner 01661, composition)

Derived characters

Related characters

References

  • KangXi: page 1163, character 8
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 35533
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1628, character 2
  • Hanyu Da Zidian (first edition): volume 6, page 3974, character 9
  • Unihan data for U+8A9E

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trad.
simp.

Glyph origin

Historical forms of the character
Spring and Autumn Warring States Shuowen Jiezi (compiled in Han)
Bronze inscriptions Bronze inscriptions Chu slip and silk script Qin slip script Small seal script
語-bronze-spring.svg 語-bronze-warring.svg 語-silk.svg 語-slip.svg 語-seal.svg

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

Etymology

Compare Tibetan ངག (ngag, speech).

According to Schuessler (2007), (“to speak; speech; talk”) is with a nominal n-suffix.

Pronunciation 1

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Definitions

[[Category:Templet:zh Han characterss|語]]

  1. to speak; to say
  2. (of an animal) to chirp; to hoot
  3. speech; language
  4. (linguistics) spoken language (contrary to written language )
  5. expression; words
  6. saying; proverb; set phrase
  7. movement or signal which transmits information
  8. chirping; tweet

Compounds

Pronunciation 2


Definitions

[[Category:Templet:zh Han characterss|語]]

  1. to tell; to inform

Descendants

Sino-Xenic ():
  • Japanese: () (go)
  • Korean: (, eo)
  • Vietnamese: ngữ ()

References


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Kanji

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings

Compounds

Etymology

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
goon

Templet:wp Templet:wp From Middle Chinese .

Pronunciation

Noun

() (go

  1. (linguistics) a word, term
    Synonyms: 言葉 (kotoba), 単語 (tango)
  2. a proverb
    Synonyms: (kotowaza), 成句 (seiku)

Derived terms

Suffix

() (-go

  1. language of, -ese, -ish
    Templet:ja-usex-inline
    Templet:ja-usex-inline
    Templet:ja-usex-inline

Derived terms

Affix

() (go

  1. talk, speak
  2. word, language, term
  3. Templet:short for story, tale, narrative

Derived terms

Templet:der-top4

References

  1. 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  2. 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN

Korean

Etymology

From Middle Chinese . Templet:hanja-ety

Pronunciation

Templet:ko-hanja-pron

Hanja

Korean Wikisource has texts containing the hanja:

Wikisource

(eumhun 말씀 (malsseum eo))

  1. Hanja form? of (language of; -ese; -ish).

Compounds

References

  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [2]

Vietnamese

Han character

: Hán Việt readings: ngữ[1][2][3]
: Nôm readings: ngỡ[1][2][3][4], ngửa[1][2][3][4], ngữ[1][2][3], ngứa[1][3], ngợ[3][4], gỡ[1]

  1. Hán tự form of ngữ (language).
  2. Templet:Nom form of

Compounds

References