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ぐち【口】

 Ryukyu (Okinawa)

guchi [gut͡ɕi]

Definition

Noun, suffix

  1. Used to refer to a general manner of speaking: speech; language; dialect; accent.
    1. うちなーぐち沖縄
      uchinaaguchi (uchinaa-guchi)
      "Okinawan language"
    2. あんだぐち
      anda-guchi
      "Compliment; prattle"
    3. なーふぁぐち那覇 】
      naafa-guchi
      "Naha dialect"

Etymology

Historically attested in Japanese. The sentence niffon guchi và xiranu "I don't know Japanese" was recorded in Diego Collado's Ars grammaticae Iaponicae lingvae (Grammar of the Japanese language), 1632. Ultimately derived from the rendaku form of くち【口】 kuchi, meaning "mouth" and, by extension, "speech", "talk", "opening", "entrance", etc.

意味:ことば 【言葉】、げんご【言語】、ほうげん【方言】、べん【弁・辯】、くち・ぐち【口】、げんじ【言辞】、べんこう【弁口】

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