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Can anyone confirm that ? ''tara'' (codfish) is a kokuji? It is listed in various sources as such, but it is also used in Chinese, where it has the (Mandarin) pronunciation xue3 (interpreting the ''snow'' piece as a phonetic), and apparently it also has a Sino-Japanese pronunciation of ''setsu'' (and a Sino-Korean pronunciation of ''sol''). So I assume if it was invented in Japan to represent the native word ''tara'', the Chinese pronunciation, and by extension the Sino-Japanese and Sino-Korean pronunciations must have been later reconstructions.