Jìn 晉 can be defined as the group of dialects spoken in Shānxī and its surrounding areas that preserves the entering (rù 入) tone (Lǐ Róng 1985). These dialects used to be considered part of the Mandarin dialect group, but in the last several decades many scholars have considered them separate from Mandarin because of a number of unique features.
Jìn 晉 Dialects(4,167 words)
Cite this pageMing SHEN, “Jìn 晉 Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 28 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000205>
First published online: 2015
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