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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

Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tok Saina


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


Note:
  • General Taiwanese:
    • gí/gú - vernacular;
    • gú - literary.
  • (Teochew)
  • Wu
  • Xiang
  • 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 ():
    • Siapan: () (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