Ying-Yi
Yingtan
Native toChina
RegionNortheastern Jiangxi
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
ISO 639-6yiyi
Glottologying1246
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Ying-Yi, sometimes called Yingtan after its principal dialect, is one of the Gan Chinese languages. It is named after Yingtan and Yiyang, and is spoken in those areas as well as in Yugan Guixi, Yujiang, Wannian, Leping, Poyang, Pengze, Hengfeng, Chuanshan in Jiangxi province.

Sounds

The Yugan variety of Ying-Yi will be taken as representative.

Consonants

Consonants of the Yugan Gan
  bilabial alveolar alveolo-palatal Post-
alveolar
velar glottal
Nasal m ɲ   ŋ  
Plosive voiceless unaspirated p t     k  
voiceless aspirated      
Affricate voiceless unaspirated   ts    
voiceless aspirated   tsʰ tɕʰ tʃʰ    
Fricative ɸ s ɕ ʃ   h
Lateral approximant   l        

Tones

Citation tones

Tone chart of Yugan Gan
Tone number Tone name Tone contour Description
1 yin ping (陰平) ˧ (33) falling
2 yang ping (陽平) ˩˦ (14) rising
3 shang sheng (上聲) ˨˩˧ (213) dipping
4 yin qu (陰去) ˦˥ (45) high
5 yang qu (陽去) ˩˨ (12) low
6 ru sheng (入聲) ˩˦̚ (14) checked
7 ru sheng (入聲) ˩̚ (1) checked

References