Re: pinyin syllable `rua'

From: Thomas Chan (
Date: Fri Mar 14 2003 - 11:58:24 EST

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    On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Werner LEMBERG wrote:

    > Some lists of pinyin syllables contain `rua', but I actually can't
    > find any Chinese character with this name.

    Not all words or utterances necessarily have written forms, but...

    > Does it exist at all? Or is it just there for completeness of pinyin?

    ...I found a rua2 in the _Xiandai Hanyu Cidian_, U+633C, glossed as 1)
    "(zhi huo bu) zhou" ((paper or cloth) wrinkle) and 2) "kuai yao po" (about
    to break). It's marked "fang" (dialect). There's a pointer to the same
    character, pronounced ruo2, which in turn is glossed as "roucuo" (to rub),
    and marked "shu" (bookish).

    Thomas Chan

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