chapter  II
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Sounds of Kanji

The method of giving pronuneiation to a character in Chinese dietionaries, notably the "K'anghi Tsz'tien", the product during the reign of the Emperor Sheng Tsu Jen (1662-1723) is by means of giving two popularly known characters, the first of which furnishing the initial consonant and the seceond giving the vowel and the final consonant if any. This method is known as Fan Ts'ieh".