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Teochew is a language of Southern China. It is part of the Minnan continuum. It is present in the Teochew diaspora in many countries.
This Wikibook aims to gather all kind of content related to teaching Teochew language. It will contain grammar, pronunciation guide, lessons, help to input Teochew characters, etc.
The romanization scheme used for this book is the Gaginang system similar to the Peng'im promoted by the Guangdong Province.
Lessons[edit | edit source]
Romanization and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]
The Teochew has a lot of romanization scheme.The most authoritative is the scheme which be published by Education department of Guangdong province in September 1960.It based on the voice of Chaozhou dialect in Shantou, the pronunciation is spelled with Latin letters, and the tone is displayed with numbers above.As Chaozhou dialect belongs to the sub-dialect of Minnan dialect, it is also possible to spell Chaozhou dialect by spelling the vernacular characters of Minnan dialect.It's nomed Pinyin scheme of Chaozhou dialect(Teochew:Diê⁵ziu¹uê⁷ Pêng¹im¹ huang¹uan³(Teochew pronunciation);Dio⁷ziu¹uê⁷ Pêng¹im¹ huang¹uan³(Swatow pronunciation);Hokkien pingyin:Dióziūwê Pīnyīm Hōng'àn;TLPA:Tiô-tsiu-uē Phing-im Hong-àn) Letter Pinyin uses Latin letters, in which F, J, Q, V, W, X and Y are not used. ê is a variant of the letter e. Consonant The total number of consonants is eighteen. A syllable that is not headed by a consonant is called a zone consonant. The rest consonants are in the following order:
Grammar[edit | edit source]
Vocabulary[edit | edit source]
There are a few resources online with Teochew vocabulary:
Appendices[edit | edit source]
- Modernization of Swatow dictionary (1883) by Adele Marion Fielde.