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Min

Min [ ] is the abbreviation used for Fujian. There is a wide distinction between the Min dialects themselves. That being so, we present three types here, representing the north eastern Min, from the city of Fuzhou [ ], eastern Min by the dialect of Xiamen ( ), and south eastern Min from the city of Chaozhou [ ].

Mike Wright's Hokkinese Page at http://www.CoastalFog.net/languages/xiarom.html provides a quick reference to the missionary romanisations used in the past, to make up for the lack of that representation here.

Another romanisation was published in 1960 for the ChaoZhou-ShanTou dialect (in Big5).

Phonology

Initials

Vowels

Consonantal Final

Tones

Rhymes

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