Language name: TAISHAN
UPSID number: 2501
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Sinitic
This language has 25 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.459600887 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p ph "t "th k kh kW kWh tS tSh f S m "n N "l "hl h i aa a u O j w
Comment: Taishan is spoken primarily in Guangdong (except for the Hakka speaking areas in the northeast the Min Nan speaking areas of the east at points along the coast as well as Hainan Island) and in the Southern part of Guangxi in china.
Source(s): Chan, M.K.M. 1980. Zhong-shan phonology. MA thesis, University of British Columbia.
Chao, Yuan-Ren. 1951. Taishan yuliao. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 23: 25-76.
Cao, Yuan-Ren. 1947. Cantonese Primer. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Cheng, T.M. 1973. The phonology of Taishan. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1: 256-322.

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