Wade-Giles

noun \ ˈwād-ˈgī(-ə)lz , -ˈjī(-ə)lz \

Definition of Wade-Giles

:a system for romanizing Chinese ideograms in which tones are indicated by superscript numbers and consonantal aspiration is indicated by an apostrophe — compare pinyin

Origin and Etymology of wade-giles

Thomas F. Wade †1895 British diplomat & Herbert A. Giles †1935 British sinologist


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