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(1-b) ‘u’ becomes ‘w’ if it is not preceded
by an initial, u by itself becomes wu yi
Ya =i =ia
Weng 3. The vowels in zi,ci, si, zhi,
chi, shi, ri
“tongue-tip vowels” produced with the tongue tip raised
against the alveolar ridge as in zi, ci, si,
or against the back of the alveolar ridge
and the hard palate as in zhi, chi, shi Syllable structures
shēngmǔ yùntóu yùnfù yùnwěi ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
/ i, u, ü/ Main vowels Terminals /a, o, e, i, u, ü, ɚ/ /i, u; m, ŋ / Syllable structure
Main vowel Yùnwěi
Coda/ending t i a o [u] a i i a n y a n a n t
t a t a
y a n Syllable structure
Syllables starting with no initials are
called “zero initial” syllables y- and w- are not initials, they ar...
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- Fall '13