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Mandarin Chinese.

 

High

1 = ¯

Short rise

2 = ´

Short fall
then rise

3 = Ö

Fall

4 = \

jiao
(loveable)
yao
(far)
niao
(delicate)
.
qiu
(autumn)
you
(friend)
.
miu
(mistake)
. yuan
(garden)
. yuan
(a wish)
yue
(treaty)
. . yue
(moon)
shuai
(fall)
. guai
(turn)
wai
(foreign)
chui
(cook)
. cui
(glitter)
wei
(not yet)

 

 

 
Note:
The sounds spelt 'y' and 'w' are called semi-vowels - they're shorter than ordinary vowel sounds.

Our warmest thanks go to ...

Speaker Geographical origin Date of recording Approx age

Wang Kui
(Mrs) Song Chunxia

Mianyang, Sichuan
Mianyang, Sichuan

April 13th, 2002
April 13th, 2002
35
34

 

 

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