Hot answers tagged

3 votes
Accepted

What does the inital /dⁿ/ stand for?

It's the IPA diacritic for the nasal release from a stopped consonant: Quoting right from that Wikipedia page: That is, the /d/ is released directly into the /n/: [ˈsʌdⁿn̩]. Where [ˈsʌdⁿn̩] is the ...
blackgreen's user avatar
  • 5,452
3 votes
Accepted

How do I pronounce 用勿着 in Shanghainese?

Here is the entry for 用勿着 in《上海方言词典》on p. 304: Text: 【用勿着】 ɦyoŋ˨˧꜖ uə?˥꜒ za?˨˧꜒꜔ ⇨ ⟦𧟰得⟧ ßiɔ˥꜒ tə?˥꜒꜕ Tone letter to number translation: ɦyoŋ²³⁻¹¹ uə?⁵⁵⁻⁵⁵ za?²³⁻⁵³ Tone sandhi is usually ...
Mou某's user avatar
  • 35.9k
2 votes

A Cantonese-influenced Old National Pronunciation (老國音) system

China is partitioned in 1857, with Southern China coming under a Cantonese-speaking monarchy, and the north remaining under the Qing. They are reunified in the 1930s, and thus would require an ...
水巷孑蠻's user avatar
  • 15.6k
2 votes

What phonetic sounds are there in Chinese?

If I remember from school, there are 4 American English sounds not found in Standard Mandarin. /v/ --- the 'v' in very /ð/ --- the 'th' in thank you /θ/ --- the 'th' in both /ɪ/ --- the 'i' in bill ...
San Liu's user avatar
  • 41
2 votes
Accepted

The IPA for pinyin x

Help:IPA/Mandarin on Wikipedia has x listed like this: Wiktionary:ɕ has audio you can listen to too. This is a bit of a random source but here it is anyway. 《哈尔滨方言词典》[ɕi] WordyEnglish's Pinyin 拼音, ...
Mou某's user avatar
  • 35.9k
2 votes

Are there any online dictionaries that supply IPA transcriptions for Cantonese?

The English Wiktionary has IPA for Cantonese along with other commonly-used romanization schemes (Jyutping, Yale and Cantonese Pinyin). For example, for the entry on 朋友, under "Pronunciation" in the ...
justinrleung's user avatar
2 votes

Are there any online dictionaries that supply IPA transcriptions for Mandarin?

You are unlikely to find such a resource. For languages that already have an unambiguous standard notation for pronunciation (which pinyin is), it's uncommon to find dictionaries that indicate ...
Stumpy Joe Pete's user avatar
1 vote

Are the "h" in pinyin always pronounced as "[x]" in IPA?

Yes, h = [x] (also ㄏ in bopomofo). Wikipedia has an entire chart entitled Help:IPA/Mandarin that lists consonants: and vowels Many old dictionaries, especially topolectical dictionaries, ...
Mou某's user avatar
  • 35.9k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible