Inventory Yue Chinese (Hong Kong Cantonese) (EA 2309)

Segment class Segment Marginal Allophones Representation

Consonants (Pulmonic)

Bilabial Labiodental Dental Alveolar Postalveolar Retroflex Palatal  Velar  Uvular Pharyngeal Glottal
Plosive p b t d ʈ ɖ c ɟ k ɡ q ɢ   ʔ  
Nasal m ɱ n ɳ ɲ ŋ ɴ
Trill ʙ r ʀ
Tap or Flap ɾ̪ ɾ ɽ
Fricative ɸ β f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ ʂ ʐ ç ʝ x ɣ χ ʁ ħ ʕ h ɦ
Lateral fricative ɬ ɮ
Approximant ʋ ɹ ɻ j ɰ
Lateral approximant l ɭ ʎ ʟ

Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a voiced consonant. Shaded areas denote articulations judged impossible.

Consonants (Non-Pulmonic)

Clicks Voiced implosives
ʘ Bilabial ɓ Bilabial
ǀ Dental ɗ Dental/alveolar
ǃ (Post)alveolar ʄ Palatal
ǂ Palatoalveolar ɠ Velar
ǁ Alveolar lateral ʛ Uvular

Vowels

Vowel Quadrilateral
Front Central Back Close Close-mid Open-mid Open

Where symbols appear in pairs, the one to the right represents a rounded vowel.

Other Segments

ou LATIN SMALL LETTER O - LATIN SMALL LETTER U
ɛu LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN E - LATIN SMALL LETTER U
iu LATIN SMALL LETTER I - LATIN SMALL LETTER U
LATIN SMALL LETTER K - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL W
LATIN SMALL LETTER P - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H
au LATIN SMALL LETTER A - LATIN SMALL LETTER U
LATIN SMALL LETTER T - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H
ɐi LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED A - LATIN SMALL LETTER I
ɵy LATIN SMALL LETTER BARRED O - LATIN SMALL LETTER Y
ai LATIN SMALL LETTER A - LATIN SMALL LETTER I
ei LATIN SMALL LETTER E - LATIN SMALL LETTER I
ɐu LATIN SMALL LETTER TURNED A - LATIN SMALL LETTER U
ts LATIN SMALL LETTER T - LATIN SMALL LETTER S
LATIN SMALL LETTER K - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H
tsʰ LATIN SMALL LETTER T - LATIN SMALL LETTER S - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H
ui LATIN SMALL LETTER U - LATIN SMALL LETTER I
kʷʰ LATIN SMALL LETTER K - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL W - MODIFIER LETTER SMALL H
w LATIN SMALL LETTER W
ɔi LATIN SMALL LETTER OPEN O - LATIN SMALL LETTER I