GUIDE TO PRONOUNCING CHINESE (Specifically Cantonese)

The information is based on my understanding of and adaptation of the Yale System (there are other standardized systems, and one I like is the one developed by Sidney Lau).

Of course, you knew it wasn't that easy, here is an exception. When two words having high falling tones follow each other, the first tone changes to a high level tone, so if there were a symbol, or if I knew what it was, Kong would have a small straight line over it in this context, but not otherwise.

 

 

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More Chinese characters will be added as I have time. I need a quicker way to import them than the way I'm doing it now!

 

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