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Shiqi Dialect

Shiqi dialect
Native toSouthern China
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
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shiq
GlottologNone
Linguasphere79-AAA-maf

Shiqi dialect is a dialect of Yue Chinese.[1] It is spoken by roughly 160,000 people in Zhongshan, Guangdong's Shiqi urban district. It differs slightly from Standard Cantonese, mainly in its pronunciation and lexicon.[2]

Shiqi has the fewest tones of any Yue dialect, perhaps a Hakka influence.[3]

even rising going entering
(1) ? 55 (2) 51 (3) 13 (5) ? 22 (7)a ? 5 (8) ? 2

This appears to be due to mergers: the fact that the entering tone has split oddly suggests that it has split twice, as in Cantonese and Taishanese, but that tone (7)b subsequently merged with (8).

References

  1. ^ Lin Baisong/ (1997). "?". In Huang Jiajiao/ (ed.). . Beijing Language and Culture University Publishing House. ISBN 7-5619-0486-X.
  2. ^ "(?)". Nanfang Daily. November 17, 2005. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ Lee, Gina Maureen (1993). Comparative, diachronic and experimental perspectives on the interaction between tone and the vowel in Standard Cantonese (PDF). Ohio State Dissertations in Linguistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 21, 2012. Retrieved 2015.

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