hsing shêng

[shing shuhng]

noun

the process by which many Chinese characters were formed through the combination of two symbols, one phonographic and one logographic, into a single character.

Origin of hsing shêng

< Chinese (Wade-Giles) hsing2 shêng1, (pinyin) xíngshēng shape and sound (of voice)
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