Jianyang
Gṳ̿ing-iô̤ng-dī / 建陽事
Native toSouthern China
RegionJianyang, Fujian
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologjian1241
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Jianyang (Kienyang) (Northern Min: Gṳ̿ing-iô̤ng-dī / 建陽事) is a dialect of Northern Min Chinese spoken in Jianyang in the north of Fujian province.

Phonology

Jianyang dialect has 18 initials, 34 rimes and 8 tones.

Initials

Stops Nasals Fricatives Approx.
p m β
t n l
ts tsʰ s
k ŋ x
ʔ h ɦ

Rimes

a ia ua
ɔ
o uo
e ie ue ye
ai
ɔi ui
au
au iu
i y
iaŋ uaŋ
ɔŋ iɔŋ uɔŋ
eiŋ ieiŋ ueiŋ yeiŋ
aiŋ
ɔiŋ

Tones

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Tone name dark level
陰平
light level A
陽平甲
light level B
陽平乙
rising
上聲
dark departing
陰去
light departing
陽去
dark entering
陰入
light entering
陽入
Tone contour ˥˧ (53) ˧˧˦ (334) ˦˩ (41) ˨˩ (21) ˧˧˨ (332) ˦˧ (43) ˨˩˦ (214) ˦ (4)

The entering tones in Jianyang dialect don't have any entering tone coda (入聲韻尾) such as /-ʔ/, /-p̚/, /-t̚/ and /-k̚/. It's quite different from many other Chinese dialects.

References