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Mandarin Chinese ....Voiced & Voiceless

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ba/pa, beng/peng (the p, k, and t sounds are quite 'breathy')
ga/ka, geng/keng
da/ta, deng/teng
fa, feng (there's no 'v' sound in Chinese)
jie/qie, jiao/qiao
zhe/che, zhao/chao ('retroflex' sounds: see 'Other Sounds')
ze/ce, zao/cao2 (Mandarin has no "z" sound - only "dz")
si, sun
xi/shi, xun/shun ('sh' is a retroflex sound)
 

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
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