Yue Chinese - Phonology

Phonology

See also: Cantonese phonology and Taishanese

Yue dialects are among the most conservative of Chinese dialects regarding the final consonants and tonal categories of Middle Chinese, so that the rhymes of Tang poetry are clearer in Yue dialects than any other Chinese variety. However they have lost several distinctions in the initial and medial consonants that other dialects have retained.

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