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|Title:||The Nasal Endings and Retroflexed Initials in Peking Mandarin: Instability and the Trend of Changes|
|Citation:||Chen, C.-y. (1991). The Nasal Endings and Retroflexed Initials in Peking Mandarin: Instability and the Trend of Changes. Journal of Chinese Linguistics 19 (2) : 139-171. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||The present status of the merger of nasal endings & the merger of retroflexed & dental obstruents in Mandarin dialects of Chinese is examined. Confusions between -n & -ng in various sources are examined. Evidence indicates that the pairs -in/-ing & -en/-eng are the most unstable. Factors that may trigger an acceleration of the ongoing process of confusion & interchanges are identified. B. Annesser Murray.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Chinese Linguistics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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