Shuangfeng Dialect
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Shuangfeng Dialect
Shuangfeng dialect
Native toChina
RegionShuangfeng, Hunan province
Language codes
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Shuangfeng dialect (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: shu?ngf?ng huà) is a dialect of Xiang Chinese, spoken in Shuangfeng County, Hunan province, China.




Vowels/Combinations of the Shuangfeng dialect
Oral Nasal
Medial ? coda a e i u n ? ? i
Nucleus ? ?u æ?
Vowel i ia ie i?n i ? i?
y ya ye y?n
a an
o io
? i?
? i?
u ua ue ui uan u?
Syllabic n? m?


Phonemically, Shuangfeng dialect has three tones. Phonetically, however, the pitch of a syllable depends on the voicing of the initial consonant so the tones are counted as five:

Tone chart of the Shuangfeng dialect
Tone number Tone name Tone contour Description
1 yin ping () ? (55) high
2 yang ping () (23) low rising
3 shang sheng () (21) low
4 yin qu () (35) high rising
5 yang qu () ? (33) mid

See also


  • B?ij?ng dàxué zh?ngguóy?yánwénxuéxì y?yánxué jiàoyánshì. (1989) Hàny? f?ngy?n zìhuì. B?ij?ng: Wénzìg?igé ch?b?nshè.(. 1989. . )
  • Coblin, W. South. (2011). Comparative Phonology of the Central Xi?ng Dialects. Taipei: Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica.
  • Norman, Jerry. [1988] (2002). Chinese. Cambridge, England: CUP ISBN 0-521-29653-6
  • Wu, Yunji. (2005). A Synchronic and diachronic study of the grammar of the Chinese Xiang dialects. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. ISBN 3-11-018366-8
  • Yuán, ji?huá (1989). Hàny? f?ngyán gàiyào (An introduction to Chinese dialects). Beijing, China: Wénzì g?igé ch?b?nshè. (. 1989. . :?.)

External links

  1. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Shuangfeng". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

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