phonosemantic
Adjective

phonosemantic (not comparable)

  1. Combining phonetic and semantic components, as with more than eighty percent of Chinese characters. a way of creating Han characters by combining a component that indicates the meaning with a component that indicates the pronunciation
  2. (linguistics) Of or pertaining to phonosemantics
Synonyms
  • determinative-phonetic
  • pictophonetic
  • semasio-phonetic
Translations


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