On Chinese Hui-Muslim elementary vocabulary (2): Funeral terminology

Sūn Mèngyáo, Michael Knüppel
2021 Studia Linguistica Universitatis Iagellonicae Cracoviensis  
With this paper the writers continue their series of articles on Chinese Muslim elementary vocabulary. As already mentioned in the first part,2 in most Chinese dictionaries the specific elementary vocabulary of Islam is omitted. The paper in hand deals with the funeral terminology of Chinese Muslim.3 In contrast to the prayer terminology, we can only find one direct borrowing in Sino-Arabic, but no Sino-Persian transcription (Arabic and Persian loanwords phonetically transcribed with Chinese
more » ... racters) among the funeral terms. More often the common Chinese terms are also used in the specific Muslim context. Furthermore, it is obvious that the number of terms is somehow limited comparing to the prayer terminology.
doi:10.4467/20834624sl.21.004.13281 fatcat:qbbcdpedxracxcgxbn2nmfk4su