While they do not differ greatly, Jyutping and Yale are the two most used and taught systems today in the West. Wu is a group of linguistically similar and historically related Sinitic languages spoken primarily in Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, the southern half of Jiangsu Province and surrounding areas.. Major Wu varieties include those of Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Wenzhou, Jinhua and Yongkang. Nevertheless, colloquial characters may be present in formal written communications such as legal testimonies and newspapers when an individual is being quoted, rather than paraphrasing spoken Cantonese into standard written Chinese. While the governments of Hong Kong and Macau utilize a romanization system for proper names and geographic locations, they are inconsistent in the transcription of some sounds and the systems are not taught in schools. Cantonese is special in the way that the vowel length can affect both the rhyme and the tone. Most of these are rare outside their native areas, though they may be spoken outside of China. It maintained this status until the mid-2000s, when a heavy increase in immigration from Mandarin-speakers largely from Mainland China led to Mandarin surpassing Cantonese as the dominant Chinese dialect spoken. The section entitled “Sound”, which argues the popular but possibly erroneous claims regarding sound distribution, lacks reference to scholarly literature. In the 2011 census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics listed 336,410 and 263,673 speakers of Mandarin and Cantonese, respectively. This has contributed to a segregation of communities based on linguistic cleavage. The overwhelming majority of Chinese speakers in the United Kingdom use Cantonese, with about 300,000 British people claiming it as their first language. In contrast, less educated speakers pronounce the merge more frequently.[72]. But there are teachers and students who use the transcription system of S.L. As in the United States, the Chinese Canadian community traces its roots to early immigrants from Guangdong during the latter half of the 19th century. Nevertheless, there have been recent attempts to minimize the use of Cantonese in China. to assert their identity in the face of new waves of immigration. Ex­am­ples of ex­pres­sions in­clude diu nei! To adapt the system to the needs of users at a time when there were only local variants and no standard—although the speech of the western suburbs, Xiguan, of Guangzhou was the prestige variety at the time—Williams suggested that users learn and follow their teacher's pronunciation of his chart of Cantonese syllables. [33], In Indonesia, Cantonese is locally known as Konghu and is one of the variants spoken by the Chinese Indonesian community, with speakers largely concentrated in major cities such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Batam. Due to its status as a prestige dialect among all the dialects of the Yue branch of Chinese varieties, it is often called "Standard Cantonese" (標準粵語; 标准粤语; Bīujéun Yuhtyúh). Another popular scheme is Cantonese Pinyin, which is the only romanization system accepted by Hong Kong Education and Manpower Bureau and Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority. This is a result of teachers being penalized for using other varieties as the teaching language from mid-1990s. This however led to protests in Guangzhou, which eventually dissuaded authorities from going forward with the proposal. [citation needed] As a result, locals do not learn any of these systems. Wong. Furthermore, Cantonese serves as the lingua franca with other Chinese communities in the region. Cantonese proper is the variety native to the city of Canton, which is the traditional English name of Guangzhou. Phonology is a branch of linguistics that studies how languages or dialects systematically organize their sounds (or signs, in sign languages). The romanization advocated by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) is called Jyutping. Cantonese romanization systems are based on the accent of Canton and Hong Kong, and have helped define the concept of Standard Cantonese. Romanization was considered both a tool to help new missionaries learn the variety more easily and a quick route for the unlettered to achieve gospel literacy. Historically, speakers called this variety "Canton speech" or "Guangzhou speech" (廣州話; 广州话; Gwóngjāu wá), although this term is now seldom used outside Guangzhou. Socioeconomic statuses are also a factor as well. A history of chinese film production may add depth, or even differences that occur with films from 1993 and 2019. [60], In Mainland China, Standard Chinese (based on Mandarin) has been heavily promoted as the medium of instruction in schools and as the official language, especially after the communist takeover in 1949. In Vietnam, Cantonese is the dominant language of the ethnic Chinese community, usually referred to as Hoa, which numbers about one million people and constitutes one of the largest minority groups in the country. In a man­ner sim­i­lar to the Eng­lish word fuck, diu ex­presses dis­may, dis­grace, and dis­ap­proval. As in Hong Kong, Cantonese is the predominant spoken variety of Chinese used in everyday life and is thus the official form of Chinese used in the government. Instances of the letter ⟨u⟩ under Hong Kong's romanization systems are often replaced by ⟨o⟩ under Macao's romanization systems (e.g. During the Southern Song period, Guangzhou became the cultural center of the region. Royo322 (talk) 04:10, 20 February 2019 (UTC)Arroyo, It'd be good to elaborate on this, e.g. I've sometimes seen scholars suggesting the existence of such analyses, but so far I've failed to find any. On the mainland, Cantonese continued to serve as the lingua franca of Guangdong and Guangxi provinces even after Mandarin was made the official language of the government by the Qing dynasty in the early 1900s. Although termed as "lazy sound" (懶音) and considered substandard to Guangzhou pronunciation, the phenomenon has been widespread in the territories since the early 20th century. An influential work on Cantonese, A Chinese Syllabary Pronounced According to the Dialect of Canton, written by Wong Shik Ling, was published in 1941. Cantonese is viewed as a vital and inseparable part of the cultural identity for its native speakers across large swaths of Southeastern China, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as in overseas communities. These two types of codas can also be classified into three homorganic pairs: the bilabial m/p, the dental n/t, and the velar ŋ/k. In English, the term "Cantonese" can be ambiguous. Television networks in Malaysia regularly broadcast Hong Kong television programmes in their original Cantonese audio and soundtrack. Systematic efforts to develop an alphabetic representation of Cantonese began with the arrival of Protestant missionaries in China early in the nineteenth century. Cantonese is also widely spoken amongst Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia (most notably in Vietnam and Malaysia, as well as in Singapore and Cambodia to a lesser extent) and throughout the Western world. Click one or more tags to show relevant resources. Forms of popular culture from Hong Kong, such as television series, cinema and pop music have become popular in Singaporean society, and non-dubbed original versions of the media became widely available. W [28], Cantonese is widely used as the inter-communal language among Chinese Cambodians, especially in Phnom Penh and other urban areas. Follow @ChineseLinks on Twitter, to get notified about new resources!. Consequently, there is a growing number of non-Cantonese Chinese Singaporeans being able to understand or speak Cantonese to some varying extent, with a number of educational institutes offering Cantonese as an elective language course. I understand an analysis of nine tones (separating the high, mid and low-mid entering tones from their non-entering counterparts) and that of ten tones (acknowledging that some speakers differentiate a high tone from a high-falling tone). The most popular romanization for learning Cantonese in the United States is Yale Romanization. Some of the loanwords are even more popular than their Chinese counterparts. Is there research on this? Lastly, the structure of this article could benefit from an introductory paragraph connecting the subsections and their relation to each other as well as to the basic phonological distribution within the dialect. Despite the efforts to standardize Cantonese romanization, those learning the language may feel frustrated that most native Cantonese speakers, regardless of their level of education, are unfamiliar with any romanization system. [36] Many institutes of higher education have traditionally had Chinese programs based on Cantonese, with some continuing to offer these programs despite the rise of Mandarin. In this article, "Cantonese" is used for Cantonese proper. [10] Cantonese remained a dominant and influential language in southeastern China until the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and its promotion of Standard Mandarin Chinese as the sole official language of the nation throughout the last half of the 20th century, although its influence still remains strong within the region.[11]. Baillie2 (talk) 04:00, 19 September 2014 (UTC)baillie2, Native speaking here. It is the traditional prestige variety of the Yue Chinese dialect group, which has over 80 million native speakers. The Shanghainese language, also known as the Shanghai dialect, Hu language or Hu dialect, is a variety of Wu Chinese spoken in the central districts of the City of Shanghai and its surrounding areas. The BC system was also used in textbooks published by the Hong Kong government. While a slight majority of ethnic Chinese from Indochina speak Teochew at home, knowledge of Cantonese is prevalent due to its historic prestige status in the region and is used for commercial and community purposes between the different Chinese variety groups. Chinese-language schools in Thailand have also traditionally been conducted in Cantonese. Written Cantonese is the written form of Cantonese, the most complete written form of Chinese after that for Mandarin Chinese and Classical Chinese. [22][23], Cantonese spoken in Malaysia and Singapore often exhibits influences from Malay and other Chinese varieties spoken in the country, such as Hokkien and Teochew. [69] Despite a ban on Cantonese films by the Nanjing authority in the 1930s, Cantonese film production continued in Hong Kong which was then under British colonial rule. Many speakers reflect their exposure to Vietnamese with a Vietnamese accent or a tendency to code-switch between Cantonese and Vietnamese.[19]. Such an articulation, in effect, neutralizes the contrast between aspirated and unaspirated plosives, since The most notable difference between Hong Kong and Guangzhou pronunciation is the substitution of the liquid nasal (/l/) for the nasal initial (/n/) in many words. A new romanization was developed in the first decade of the twentieth century which eliminated the diacritics on vowels by distinguishing vowel quality by spelling differences (e.g. This narrow sense may be specified as "Canton language" or "Guangzhou language".[5]. In Guangdong and Guangxi, people also call it "provincial capital speech" (省城話; 省城话; Sáangsìng wá) or "plain speech" (白話; 白话; Baahkwá). In Hong Kong, both words are pronounced as the latter. It is also the dominant and co-official language of Hong Kong and Macau. The distinguished linguist Y. R. Chao developed a Cantonese adaptation of his Gwoyeu Romatzyh system. While Teochew speakers form the majority of the Chinese population in Cambodia, Cantonese is often used as a vernacular in commerce and with other Chinese variant groups in the nation. [52] This is largely due to the presence of British Hong Kongers and the fact that many British Chinese also have origins in the former British colonies in Southeast Asia of Singapore and Malaysia. At one time, the study of phonology only related to the study of the systems of phonemes in spoken languages. This can be exemplified in the elimination of the contrast of sounds between 吳 (Ng, a surname) (ng4/ǹgh in Guangzhou pronunciation) and 唔 (not) (m4/m̀h in Guangzhou pronunciation). [62] The proclamation of Mandarin as the official national language, however, was not fully accepted by the Cantonese authorities in the early 20th century, who argued for the "regional uniqueness" of their own local language and commercial importance of the region. [26] Hong Kong (Cantonese) and Taiwanese dramas are unavailable in their untranslated form on free-to-air television, though drama series in non-Chinese languages are available in their original languages. "Entering" tones could be distinguished by their consonantal ending. Standard Chinese is based on the Beijing dialect of Mandarin. However, it includes extra characters as well as characters with different meanings from written vernacular Chinese due to the presence of words that either do not exist in standard Chinese or correspond with spoken Cantonese. It is the system used in Meyer-Wempe and Cowles' dictionaries and O'Melia's textbook and many other works in the first half of the twentieth century. a/aa, o/oh). This has led to a linguistic discrimination that has also contributed to social conflicts between the two sides, with a growing number of Chinese Americans (including American-born Chinese) of Cantonese background defending the historic Chinese-American culture against the impacts of increasing Mandarin-speaking new arrivals.[39][49]. Chan, Alice Y. W.; Li, David C. S. Language, Culture and Curriculum, v13 n1 p67-85 2000. Taishanese, from the coastal area of Jiangmen (Kongmoon) located southwest of Guangzhou, was the language of most of the 19th-century emigrants from Guangdong to Southeast Asia and North America. The name Cantonese is often used for the whole group, but linguists prefer to reserve that name for the variety of Guangzhou (Canton), Wuzhou (Ngchow), Hong Kong and Macau, which is the prestige dialect. An interesting list of films, maybe you could add additional years and popularity? Cantonese has traditionally been the dominant Chinese language of the Chinese Australian community since the first ethnic Chinese settlers arrived in the 1850s. Now it may relate to Some effort has been undertaken to promote Jyutping, but the success of its proliferation within the region has yet to be examined. Because of their dominance in Chinese diaspora overseas, standard Cantonese and its dialect Taishanese are among the most common Chinese languages that one may encounter in the West. Common terms and phrases. Although Cantonese shares much vocabulary with Mandarin, the two Sinitic languages are mutually unintelligible, largely because of lexical differences, but also due to differences in grammar and pronunciation. The increase of Mandarin-speaking communities has resulted in the rise of separate neighborhoods or enclaves segregated by the primary Chinese variety spoken. Notably, all nationally produced non-Mandarin Chinese TV and radio programs were stopped after 1979. [3][4] This results in the situation in which a Cantonese and a Mandarin text may look similar but are pronounced differently. Hong Kong Cantonese has some minor variations in phonology, but is largely identical to standard Guangzhou Cantonese. Differences between the three main standards are in bold. However, more recent immigrants are arriving from the rest of mainland China and Taiwan and most often speak Standard Mandarin (Putonghua) as their native language,[37][38] although some may also speak their native local variety, such as Shanghainese, Hokkien, Fuzhounese, Hakka, etc. An example is in the word for country (國), pronounced in standard Guangzhou as gwok but as gok with the merge. John Chalmers, in his "English and Cantonese pocket-dictionary" (1859) simplified the marking of tones using the acute accent to mark "rising" tones and the grave to mark "going" tones and no diacritic for "even" tones and marking upper register tones by italics (or underlining in handwritten work). Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode characters. It is classified as part of the Sino-Tibetan language family.Shanghainese, like other Wu variants, is mutually unintelligible with other varieties of Chinese, such as Mandarin. For instance, dim sum is often known as diǎn xīn in Singapore's English-language media, though this is largely a matter of style, and most Singaporeans will still refer to it as dim sum when speaking English. Most mainlanders are capable of reciting literature only in Mandarin, irrespective of their native tongue (which includes Cantonese). [55] Cantonese was also used in the popular Yuè'ōu, Mùyú and Nányīn folksong genres, as well as Cantonese opera. Given the traditional predominance of Cantonese within Hong Kong, it is the de facto official spoken form of the Chinese language used in the Hong Kong Government and all courts and tribunals. In these areas, public discourse takes place almost exclusively in Cantonese, making it the only variety of Chinese other than Mandarin to be used as an official language in the world. [21], Due to the popularity of Hong Kong popular culture, especially through drama series and popular music, Cantonese is widely understood by the Chinese in all parts of Malaysia, even though a large proportion of the Chinese Malaysian population is non-Cantonese. Wikipedia's Cantonese phonology as translated by GramTrans. As Cantonese is used primarily in Hong Kong, Macau, and other overseas Chinese communities, it is usually written with traditional Chinese characters. [9], Despite the cession of Macau to Portugal in 1557 and Hong Kong to Britain in 1842, the ethnic Chinese population of the two territories largely originated from the 19th and 20th century immigration from Guangzhou and surrounding areas, making Cantonese the predominant Chinese language in the territories. Cantonese has historically served as a lingua franca among overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, who speak a variety of other forms of Chinese including Hokkien, Teochew, and Hakka. The Cantonese and Fuzhounese enclaves in New York City are more working class. [32] Nevertheless, within the Thai Chinese commercial sector, it serves as a common language alongside Teochew or Thai. Native speaking here. [64] Additionally, there are reports of students being punished for speaking other Chinese languages at school, resulting in a reluctance of younger children to communicate in their native languages, including Cantonese. [35] As a result, Yue languages such as Cantonese and the closely related variety of Taishanese have been the major Chinese varieties traditionally spoken in the United States. English and Cantonese Phonology in Contrast: Explaining Cantonese ESL Learners' English Pronunciation Problems. However, these are seldom counted as phonemic tones in modern linguistics, which prefer to analyse them as conditioned by the following consonant.[74]. In Hong Kong and Macau, certain phoneme pairs have merged. [65] Such actions have further provoked Cantonese speakers to cherish their linguistic identity in contrast to migrants who have generally arrived from poorer areas of China and largely speak Mandarin or other Chinese languages.[66]. Cantonese is the most common Chinese variety spoken among Chinese Canadians. He derived an IPA-based transcription system, the S. L. Wong system, used by many Chinese dictionaries later published in Hong Kong. The de facto standard pronunciation of Cantonese is that of Canton (Guangzhou). [31] Among Chinese-speaking Thai households, Cantonese is the fourth most-spoken variety of Chinese after Teochew, Hakka and Hainanese. Cantonese is a language within the Chinese language family originating from the city of Guangzhou (also known as Canton) and its surrounding area in Southeastern China. The phonetic values of some consonants are closer to the approximate equivalents in IPA than in other systems. And what finals exactly undergo -k --> -t? Their romanization system embodied the phonological system in a local dialect rhyme dictionary, the Fenyun cuoyao, which was widely used and easily available at the time and is still available today. Due to the city's long standing as an important cultural center, Cantonese emerged as the prestige dialect of the Yue varieties of Chinese in the Southern Song dynasty and its usage spread around most of what is now the provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi. Cantonese is a variety of Chinese originating from the city of Guangzhou (also known as Canton) and its surrounding area in Southeastern China. [71] An example of this is manifested in the word for you (你), pronounced as néih in Guangzhou and as léih in Hong Kong. WikiVisually WikiVisually People Places History Art Science WikiVisually Top Lists Trending Stories Featured Videos Video Picker Celebrities Cities of the World History by Country Wars and Battles Supercars At the same time, some new words created are vividly borrowed by other languages as well. Perhaps a concluding subsection discussing the presence of these distributions in more depth would also enrich the article. The Zhongshan variant of Cantonese, with origins in the western Pearl River Delta, is spoken by many Chinese immigrants in Hawaii, and some in San Francisco and the Sacramento River Delta (see Locke, California); it is a Yuehai variety much like Guangzhou Cantonese, but has "flatter" tones. Sentence structure, in particular the placement of verbs, sometimes differs between the two varieties. Furthermore, the definitions are vague or lacking for many key terms, such as “syllables”, “terminals” and “tones”. Baillie2 04:00, 19 September 2014 (UTC)baillie2 Final consonant assimilation. Cantonese films date to the early days of Chinese cinema, and the first Cantonese talkie, White Gold Dragon (白金龍), was made in 1932 by the Tianyi Film Company. Educated speakers often stick to the standard pronunciation but can exemplify the merged pronunciation in casual speech. Filter [75] Additionally, Hong Kong linguist Sidney Lau modified the Yale system for his popular Cantonese-as-a-second-language course and is still in use today. Over a period of 150 years, Guangdong has been the place-of-origin for most Chinese emigrants to Western nations; one coastal county, Taishan (or Tóisàn, where the Sìyì or sei yap variety of Yue is spoken), alone may be the origin of the vast majority of Chinese immigrants to the U.S. before 1965. Hong Kong Cantonese has some minor variations in phonology, but is largely identical to standard Guangzhou Cantonese. I can't get the full text for the other one, [3] iopq (talk) 17:47, 12 February 2019 (UTC), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Cantonese_phonology&oldid=883276837, C-Class China-related articles of Mid-importance, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 February 2019, at 11:50. [39] For example, in New York City, Cantonese still predominates in the city's older, traditional western portion of Chinatown in Manhattan and in Brooklyn's small new Chinatowns in sections of Bensonhurst and in Homecrest. In particular, some Chinese Americans (including American-born Chinese) of Cantonese background emphasise their non-Mainland origins (e.g. Bridgman and Williams based their system on the phonetic alphabet and diacritics proposed by Sir William Jones for South Asian languages. (屌你! or 𨳒你!, fuck you! Flushing's large Chinatown, which now holds the crown as the largest Chinatown of the city, and Elmhurst's smaller Chinatown in Queens are very mixed, with large numbers of Mandarin speakers from many various different regions of China and Taiwan. The most notable has been the 2010 proposal that Guangzhou Television increase its broadcast in Mandarin at the expense of Cantonese programs. Historically, finals that end in a stop consonant were considered as "checked tones" and treated separately by diachronic convention, identifying Cantonese with nine tones (九声六调). [13][14] The permitted usage of Cantonese in mainland China is largely a countermeasure against Hong Kong's influence, as the autonomous territory has the right to freedom of the press and speech and its Cantonese-language media have a substantial exposure and following in Guangdong. It was the standard romanization until the Yale system supplanted it. Among the Chinese community in France, Cantonese is spoken by immigrants who fled the former French Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos) following the conflicts and communist takeovers in the region during the 1970s. Diu (tra­di­tional Chi­nese: 屌 or 𨳒 ; Jyut­ping: diu2), lit­er­ally mean­ing fuck, is a com­mon but grossly vul­gar pro­fan­ity in Can­tonese. This is similar to the sokoun phenomenon in Japanese. [18] Over half of the ethnic Chinese population in Vietnam speaks Cantonese as a native language and the variety also serves as a lingua franca between the different Chinese dialect groups. [24], In Singapore, Mandarin is the official variety of the Chinese language used by the government, which has a Speak Mandarin Campaign (SMC) seeking to actively promote the use of Mandarin at the expense of other Chinese varieties. While the Chinese government vehemently discourages the official use of all forms of Chinese except Standard Chinese, Cantonese enjoys a relatively higher standing than other Chinese languages, with its own media and usage in public transportation in Guangdong province. The Cantonese spoken in Hong Kong and Macau is mutually intelligible with the Cantonese spoken in the mainland city of Guangzhou, although there exist some minor differences in accent, pronunciation, and vocabulary. 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