I recently got into learning mandarin, mainly because I recently travelled to Taiwan and really enjoyed their version of it. Now I want to learn mandarin, possibly with a Taiwanese accent but I haven't found any helpful resources (like Taiwanese mandarin podcasts) or websites that comprehensively explaining the differences. To sum up what I've read so far:
- ㄓ、ㄔ、ㄕ are pronounced as ㄗ、ㄘ、ㄙ
- The ㄦ˙ Sound is generally avoided
- There are tonal differences as well as differences in vocabulary like 小姐
Especially troubling for me are the pronunciation of the Zhuyin/Pinyin characters compared to the standard mandarin accent, as well as tonal differences. Can anyone recommend me some resources that could help me out in my quest to learn Taiwanese mandarin?
also keep in mind that I am an absolute beginner so please correct any mistakes or misconceptions of mine, and also point out any differences I may have missed
Edit: Maybe I should mention that I'm currently using the Practical Audio-Visual Chinese textbook for my studies, however for some reason the audio files were recorded in Beijing accent, so that doesn't help me with pronunciation either.