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Use base consonants only
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p               t                   k       kʷʰ        
 
 
 
 
ʔ  
 
Affricates
            ts   tsʰ                        
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m             n                 ŋ      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fricative
    f         s                                 h    
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j     w                  
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Cantonese
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Cantonese (or Yue) belongs to the Sino-Tibetan family
The languages has 42 segments
Frequency index: N/A
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Comments:
Sources: Zee, Eric (1999), "Chinese (Hong Kong Cantonese)", Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A guide to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,