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Taizhou dialect

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Taizhou dialect

Native to People's Republic of China
Region Zhejiang
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 tzoj
Bible in Taizhou Romanised (Genesis), published by the British and Foreign Bible Society.

Taizhou dialect (Tai-chow dialect:T'e-tsiu wa; simplified Chinese: 台州话; traditional Chinese: 台州話; pinyin: Tāizhōu huà) is a dialect of Wu Chinese. It is spoken in the city of Taizhou in Zhejiang province of China. It is only partially intelligible with Shanghainese.


  • Phonetics 1
    • Consonants 1.1
    • Vowels 1.2
  • References 2



Romanization (IPA) Examples
p [p] 百班冰包
p' [pʰ] 拍派拼泡
b [b] 白排病刨
m [m] 麥買命貓
f [f] 弗反風飛
v [v] 佛飯縫肥
t [t] 搭單東刀
t' [tʰ] 塔攤通討
d [d] 達談動逃
n [n] 捺難農腦
l [l] 辣懶弄老
k [k] 格干公告
k' [kʰ] 客看空考
g [ɡ] 狂渠
ng [ŋ] 我牙耳咬
h [h] 好虎海漢
' [ɦ] 號害寒何
ky [c] 今记吉九
ky' [cʰ] 轻气挈吃
gy [ɟ] 琴奇杰求
ny [nʲ] 日念人繞
hy [ç] 許希訓晓
y [j] 陽耶園有
ts [ts] 只子早珍
ts' [tsʰ] 七此草稱
dz [dz] 遲查丈
s [s] 息思手身
z [z] 十字就善
c [tɕy], [tʃ] 珠轉種祝
c' [tɕʰy], [tʃʰ] 取穿充出
dj [dʑy], [dʒ] 住著重濁
sh [ɕy], [ʃ] 說水
j [ʑy], [ʒ] 樹從
w [w] 華會活還
[ʔ] 烏音愛安
  • m、ng are also syllables


Monophthongs i w ü
a [a] ia [ia] wa [ua] -
e [e] - we [ue] -
u [u] iu [iu] wu [u] -
æn [ɛ̃] iæn [iɛ̃] wæn [uɛ̃] -
ön [ø̃] in [iẽ] wön [uø̃] ün [yø̃]
- - - -
æ [ɛ] [ɿ] o [o] ô [ɔ]
eo [ɤ] i [i] ü [y] -
Diphthongs i w ü
ao [aɒ] iao [iaɒ] - -
ang [aŋ] iang [iaŋ] uang [uaŋ] -
ông [ɔŋ] - uông [uɔŋ] üông [yɔŋ]
ong [oŋ] - - üong [yoŋ]
eng [əŋ] ing [iŋ] weng [uəŋ] üing [yŋ]
Glottals i w ü
æh [æʔ] - - -
ah [aʔ] iah [iaʔ] - -
eh [əʔ] ih [iʔ] weh [uəʔ] üih [yʔ]
ôh [ɔʔ] - - üôh [yɔʔ]
oh [oʔ] - - üoh [yoʔ]


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