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Jyutping

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Chinese language romanization

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Jyutping (Traditional Chinese: 粵拼; Simplified Chinese: 粤拼; pinyin: yupīn; Yale: yuhtpīng; sometimes spelled Jyutpin) is a romanization system for Standard Cantonese developed by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong (LSHK) in 1993. Its formal name is The Linguistic Society of Hong Kong Cantonese Romanization Scheme. The LSHK promotes the use of this romanization system.

The name Jyutping is a shorthand consisting of the first characters of the terms yuyǔ (粵語; Cantonese) and pīnyīn (拼音; romanization).

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Differences with Yale Romanization

Jyutping and the Yale romanization system represent Cantonese pronunciations with the same letters with the following exceptions:

  • The vowels eo and oe represent and , respectively, in Jyutping while the eu represents both vowels in Yale.
  • The initial j represents in Jyutping while y is used instead in Yale.
  • The initial z represents in Jyutping while j is used instead in Yale.
  • The initial c represents in Jyutping while ch is used instead in Yale.
  • In Jyutping, if no consonant precedes the vowel yu, then the initial j is appended before the vowel. In Yale, the corresponding initial y is never appended before yu under any circumstances.
  • Jyutping defines three finals not in Yale or the other romanization schemes: eu , em , and ep . These three finals are used in colloquial Cantonese words, such as deu6 ("to throw away"), lem2 ("to lick"), and gep6 ("to be wedged between something").
  • To represent tones, only tone numbers are used in Jyutping while Yale originally uses tone marks together with the letter h (though tone numbers can be used in Yale as well).

Initials

b
p
m
f
d
t
n
l
g
k
ng
h
z
c
s
 
gw
kw
j
w

Finals

aa
aai
aau
aam
aan
aang
aap
aat
aak
  ai
au
am
an
ang
ap
at
ak
e
ei
eu
em
  eng
ep
  ek
i
  iu
im
in
ing
ip
it
ik
o
oi
ou
  on
ong
  ot
ok
u
ui
    un
ung
  ut
uk
oe
        oeng
    oek
    eoi
  eon
    eot
 
yu
      yun
    yut
 
      m
  ng
     
  • The finals m and ng can only be used as standalone nasal syllables.

Tones

  1. high level or high falling
  2. mid rising
  3. mid level
  4. low falling
  5. low rising
  6. low level

Examples

Traditional Simplified Romanization
廣州話 广州话 gwong2 zau1 waa2
粵語 粤语 jyut6 jyu5
你好 你好 nei5 hou2

External links

zh:香港語言學學會粵語拼音方案

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