[ shing shuhng ]
/ ˈʃɪŋ ˈʃʌŋ /
the process by which many Chinese characters were formed through the combination of two symbols, one phonographic and one logographic, into a single character.
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Origin of hsing shêng
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsing2 shêng1, (pinyin) xíngshēng shape and sound (of voice)
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