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Mandarin

Mandarin dialects are by far the most wide spread in China. It spans from the north eastern province of Heilongjiang to the south eastern province of Guangxi. As a result, of this large expanse, it is often termed the northern dialect. Another outcome of its widespread use, is that it has become the lingua franca in China. Putonghua [ ] , based on the dialect of Beijing, is the paragon for Mandarin or Northern dialects [ ].

Phonology

Initials

Vowels

Consonantal Final

Tones

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