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Transcription Systems: For Cantonese
(5,517 words)

1. Introduction

Cantonese, like Mandarin, has a long history of transliteration in Roman letters. In Hong Kong and Macau today, personal and place names in Romanization are often based on Cantonese (Cheng 2014). Romanization in Cantonese started as a by-product of Western missionaries’ contact…

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Shin KATAOKA and Yin Ping LEE, “Transcription Systems: For Cantonese”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000138>
First published online: 2015

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