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Goulou Yue

Goulou dialect
勾漏方言 Ngaulau Yut
Native to Southern China
Region GuangxiGuangdong border
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 gulu
Glottolog None
guin1237  (Guinan)[1]
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Goulou (Yulin) is yellow, in the west of the Yue area.

Goulou is one of the principal dialects of Yue (Cantonese). It is spoken around the GuangxiGuangdong border, and includes the dialects of Yulin and Bobai.

Dialects

Yulin dialect is representative, though Bobai is better known.

Tone

Bobai dialect is widely cited as having the most tones of any variety of Chinese, though in fact it only has six, the same as most Yue dialects. The reason for the claim is that Bobai makes a four-way tonal distinction in checked syllables, whereas most other Yue dialects have three. In Yulin dialect just to the north of Bobai, however, neither entering tone is split: there are just two entering tones, 7 and 8. Lee (1993) believes that Bobai is innovative in having split 8, whereas Yulin (along with several neighboring interior Yue dialects) is innovative in having merged a former split in 7: proto-Yue probably had 7a, 7b, and 8.

References

  • Gina Lee, 1993. Comparative, diachronic and experimental perspectives on the interaction between tone and the vowel in Standard Cantonese
  • Ann Yue, 1979. The Teng-xian Dialect of Chinese: Its Phonology, Lexicon and Texts with Grammatical Notes. Computational Analysis of Asian and African Languages Monograph Series, No. 3
  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Guinan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 


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