By Maria Kurpaska
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Fángzi [᠓ᄤ] or words cognate to it are used for ‘house’. 3. Mutual intelligibility The criterion of mutual intelligibility between Chinese dialects is not a popular means for dialect classification. So far, no satisfactory method for using this criterion has been found (cf. Zhan Bohui 2002: 349; You Rujie 2000: 52–53). 34 Classifications of Chinese dialects To use mutual intelligibility as the only criterion can cause much confusion. Because the degree of mutual intelligibility between Yue or Min and the other dialects is very low, some people tend to call them separate languages.
7. and unaspirated initials, then what are the rules which determine the changes? Differentiation vs. merging of the Middle Chinese ㊒ (jƯng), ᑘ (zhuƗng), ⶹ (zhƯ), ゴ (zhƗng) initials: If ⶹ (zhƯ) has merged with ッ (duƗn) or with ゴ (zhƗng); if the 㒚䷇ xìyƯn of initials belonging to the ㊒ (jƯng) group have merged with 㾕 (jiàn); how many sets of affricate initials are there at present? Modern continuants of Middle Chinese initials belonging to the 䴲 (fƝi) group: If 䴲 (fƝi), ᭋ (fú), ༝ (fèng) initials are pronounced the same way as ᐂ (bƗng), ⒖ (pƗng), Ϻ (bìng); if ᖂ (wƝi) has merged with ᯢ (míng); if the phenomenon of 䕏䷇ qƯngchúnyƯn being read as 䞡䷇ zhòngchúnyƯn exists, then how many characters22 are concerned, have the ড়ষ hék΅uhǌ of ᰧ (xiӽo) and ࣷ (xiá) merged with the [f-] initial?
2. The subordinative particle is de (di) [ⱘ] or cognate to it. 3. The ordinary negative is bù [ϡ] or cognate to it. 4. The gender marker for animals is prefixed, as in the word for ‘hen’ m·jƯ [↡叵]. 5. There is a register distinction only in the píng [ᑇ] tonal category. 6. Velars are palatalized before i. 7. Zhàn [キ] or words cognate to it are used for ‘to stand’. 8. Z΅u [䍄] or words cognate to it are used for ‘to walk’. 9. Érzi [ܓᄤ] or words cognate to it are used for ‘son’. 10. Fángzi [᠓ᄤ] or words cognate to it are used for ‘house’.
Chinese language(s) : a look through the prism of The Great dictionary of modern Chinese dialects by Maria Kurpaska