UM Language and Culture Day: The Nine Tones of Cantonese


Speaker:

Dr In Fat LO

Date:

28 Mar 2018

Time:

15:30 - 16:30

Venue:

E21A-G040

Description:

Cantonese has 9 tones, but even Cantonese speakers may not be able to identify these nuances in pronunciation. For instance, Macau people generally cannot distinguish between 市(si5) and 史(si2), or 社(se5) and 寫(se2); some may not be able to tell the difference between 意(ji3) and 義(ji6), or 訓(fan3) and 份(fan6). By analyzing the nature of the pronunciations, we examine how those 9 tones are actually pronounced. You’ll sure be able to differentiate 市(si5) and 史(si2), or 社(se5) and 寫(se2) after joining our workshop!

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Audience:

All are welcome

Language:

Chinese

Enquiry:

FAH General Office
Ms Dianne Wu
Email: DianneWu@um.edu.mo
Tel: 8822 4703