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The Syllabic Nasals in Chinese Dialects

Vol. 32 No. 1&2   3/2001  

Title

The Syllabic Nasals in Chinese Dialects

Author

Hsiao-feng Cheng

Genre

Article  

Pages

135-159

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Language

Chinese

Key words

syllabic nasal, high vowel, Chinese dialects

Abstract

    In this paper we will examine some kind of syllabic nasals in Chinese dialects. Through a cross-dialect comparison, it is shown that these syllabic nasals are all derived from CV syllable types with nasal initials and high vowels. Some phenomenon pertains to certain dialect group but other have a wider geographical distribution.

 

 

Author: Hsiao-feng Cheng
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