At this article, we will show you how to use Mother Symbol and Child Symbol.
There is only ONE rule, Mother Symbol + Child Symbol = one Chinese word
The below is like a game to show how to pronounce English word by Mother Symbol + Child Symbol.
b, p, m, f, / d, t, n, l, / g, k, h, / j, q, x, / zh, ch, sh, r, / z, c, s, / y, w
Let starts from b, p, m, f
Next, d t n l
Next, g k h
Next, j q x
Next, zh, ch, sh, r
Next, z c s
Next, y w
As stated above, there is only ONE rule, Mother Symbol + Child Symbol = one Chinese word. You will see the above pronounciation of null is very strange as it is equal to mother + child + mother + mother.
So let me point out which above words could be Chinese word.
They are “gun”, “she”, “ran”, “cao”, “you”, “wong”.
I’m sure you have a clear idea now about Mother Symbol and Child Symbol.
Well, you may have a question that if “gun” or other one out of them has the same meaning as English? Unfortunately, the answer is negative.
Mother Symbol and Child Symbol are developed by a Britsih missionary when he came to China, they are just trying to help how to pronounce Chinese words.
For exampe, “gun” = 滚, “she” = 赊, as you see there is nothing to do with their meaning, Mother Symbol and Child Symbol are just helping you how to pronounce Chinese words.