Rù 入 Tone Development in Non-Mandarin Dialects
(3,268 words)

入 ‘entering’ tone is a distinctive tone category of ancient Chinese. Syllables in this tone category had two key characteristics. They not only probably had a distinctive pitch contour, but more importantly, they contained one of the stop endings *-p *-t *-k. This article describes the features of these words in pr…

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Mai YUN, “Rù 入 Tone Development in Non-Mandarin Dialects”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000370>
First published online: 2015

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