Monthly Archives: September 2013

㜷 as a Hakka for “mother”

㜷 mi¹ [ mi₃₃ ]  Hakka character for mother 㜷 http://www.zdic.net/z/f/kx/3737.htm 《廣韻》武移切《集韻》民𤰞切。𠀤同𡝡。齊人呼母曰㜷,李賀稱母曰阿㜷。 又《集韻》緜批切,音迷。義同。 又息淺切,音𤣔。女字。 In the example from Guangyun 《廣韻》, it states that the people of the Zhou Dynasty state of Qi 齊 called their mothers by the word 㜷. … Continue reading

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Mid Autumn Festival

八月半 /bat⁵ ngiet⁶ ban⁴/ [ pat₃ ŋiɛt₅ pan₅₃ ] is otherwise known as 中秋節 /zung¹ ciu¹ ziet⁵/ [ ʦuŋ₃₃ ʦʰiu₃₃ ʦiɛtʰ₃ ] which falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon, or the Mid-Autumn Festival. 月光 /ngiet⁶ gong¹/ [ … Continue reading

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