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comment In which Chinese topolect might 門 be transcribed as <mum>?
Surely the fact that it's hard to pronounce is evidence that it's a typo...
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Jan
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comment In which Chinese topolect might 門 be transcribed as <mum>?
Interesting! Thanks for digging this up. I think these are typos (the keys are right next to each other). As a native Cantonese speaker I've never heard that pronunciation, not to mention the usual prohibition on labial initial/labial final combinations in Cantonese that happened after Middle Chinese.
Jan
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comment In which Chinese topolect might 門 be transcribed as <mum>?
@Michaelyus Exactly why I thought it was suspicious in the first place... Cantonese speakers often play fast and loose with transcription, but it seemed strange to me that they would choose 'Mum'. Maybe it's not Yue -- maybe some topolect where 門 has a nasalised vowel, and this is their way of transcribing it?
Jan
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asked In which Chinese topolect might 門 be transcribed as <mum>?
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Aug
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comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Right, which is why I'm reluctant to accept this answer even though it's a good guess.
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
When linguists study diachronic sound change they don't just pronounce the sounds and say 'that sounds reasonable'. Sound change does in general follow a 'strict formula'.
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Are you proposing that 拉 originally had an *-s final, and that the expected form in Cantonese should have had the reflex of 去 tone, but (unpredictably) ended up in the first tone instead?
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
Again I don't think that's true -- the combination laap exists in 蠟, 臘 and others. I do concede that I can't think of an example that appears in tone 1, but my question would then be whether this change is regular, and if so, what drives the change.
Aug
10
comment What happened to the Old Chinese coda -p of 拉 in Cantonese?
I didn't downvote this, but this is obviously untrue: there are plenty of Cantonese syllables ending in -aap, one of which I included as an example...
Aug
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Aug
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comment Pinyinated 'm' with four tone marks?
Accented m is clearly not 'outside Unicode' since it can be represented using combining characters: m̀
Aug
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revised What is the difference between these two words 叫做 and 叫作?
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Apr
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comment What's the difference between 番茄 and 西红柿?
番茄 is regular in Hong Kong Cantonese as well.
Apr
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revised List of classifiers for Cantonese?
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Apr
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answered List of classifiers for Cantonese?
Apr
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answered What's “Mao Li” (Cantonese) in mandarin?