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ERIC Number: ED061852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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A Guide to the Foochow Dialect.
Norman, Jerry L.
This document provides a description of the Foochow dialect of Chinese. Introductory remarks concern the geographical area of the dialect and previous analysis. The phonological description includes statements on syllable structure, initial consonants, finals, tones, changed tones, combinations of initials, finals, and tones, and syllables in sequence. Material in the lexicon section is arranged to demonstrate correspondences between the Foochow dialect and the phonological system of Middle Chinese (the Qieyun language). The literary pronunciation of a morpheme precedes its colloquial counterpart. The language samples consist of sentences from colloquial materials found in a textbook. Each sentence is given first in its unchanged form and then it appears in the form it assumes after characteristic sandhi rules are applied. English translations are included. The grammatical notes that follow the texts cover pronouns, deictics, interrogatives, aspects, negatives, sentence particles, and gender markers for animals, localizers, and place words. A character index is included. For documents on other Chinese dialects, see FL 003 179 and FL 003 181 through FL 003 184. (VM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Princeton Univ., NJ. Chinese Linguistics Project.