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p           *t *tʰ               k kʷʰ      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m           *n               ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
    f           ʃ                           h  
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Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
    *l̥ *l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
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Palatal
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                tʃʰ                  
 
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Selected languages: Taishan
UPSID number: 2501
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Sino-Tibetan, Sinitic
The languages has 25 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Taishan is spoken primarily in Guangdong (except for the Hakka speaking areas in the northeast the Min Nan speaking areas of the east at points along the coast as well as Hainan Island) and in the Southern part of Guangxi in china.
Sources: Chan, M.K.M. 1980. Zhong-shan phonology. MA thesis, University of British Columbia. Chao, Yuan-Ren. 1951. Taishan yuliao. Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology 23: 25-76. Cao, Yuan-Ren. 1947. Cantonese Primer. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cheng, T.M. 1973. The phonology of Taishan. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 1: 256-322.